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yea i d like to know how to setup a SSH server on a windows box i dont want to switch to linux because im too lazy

so i downloaded FreeSSH and i set it up and set a user name and password and i just cant login it says Incorrect information

BTW i use putty to connect to myself and i use Tunnelier to use at my school

my freinds use it to play WoW via our laptops but they wont tell me how im usally really really good with this kind of stuff but

im just fustrated

so a step by step guide would be helpful


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You need to make sure you load your pc's login credentials. Try OpenSSH. This loads your pc's accounts into openssh so when you use PuTTy it will see your login credentials and verify via your session. It will serve you a certificate on first use, and after you accept(or not) it will log you into a shell similar to a dos window where you can do dir commands, etc. All you need to do then is setup a port forward from your program to your ssh session via socks and it does the rest.

Some sites to help:




and follow these instructions..

SSH Tunneling

Software used:

OpenSSH for Windows - http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

PuTTY for Windows - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

OpenSSH Configuration:

From a command window,

cd program filesopensshbin

mkgroup -l > ..etcgroup

mkpasswd -l > ..etcpasswd

Now go into services (start/run, services.msc) and start(or restart) OpenSSH service

PuTTY Configuration

Main Area Hostname (IP): Your public IP of your server Port: 22

SSH->Tunnels Port: 7070 Check the 'Dynamic' box and click add

Connection->Proxy If your school or workplace uses a proxy, configure it in here

-Application Configuration

Socks v5 Proxy Hostname (IP): Port: 7070

Hope that helps.

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Very good quick tutorial. Done a little reading so far on SSH, Telnet and Rlogin. It appears SSH is mainly just a "secure" telnet client? Using this tutorial it wouldn't be possible to somehow achieve what I was trying to do in this post?


I got the SSH setup quickly with no problem, still haven't finished the OpenVPN. Gonna give it a go now.

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Okay cool. I think someone mentioned that I could use OpenSSH for pretty much the same reason I was wanting to use OpenVPN for. Anyhow still nice to know how to use OpenSSH:)

Once you get into your machine then it still has its network access shares and whatever run programs in terminal.

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@ unasoto

I thought about that, but it seems as if it would be a bit laggy I think. What i'm wanting to do is say I'm at a starbucks or just driving around and happen to hop on an open hotspot. Once connected not be able to access the internet unless connected to my home ISP connection via OpenVPN I guess.

I was helping a customer setup a cable modem a few weeks ago and the company she worked for issued her a lap-top using SecureID and Cisco Systems VPN Client. Once we got the modem online she couldn't access the internet unless she logged in to her VPN which I thought was cool. I'm trying to do the same only without SecureID.

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