The SSH Secure Shell for Workstations (SSH2 client) is a program that allows both secure-shell (ssh) and secure-ftp (sftp) from Win32 platforms to Unix hosts.
SSH is more than an alternative to using puTTY in the sense that it will also provide the secure-ftp service.
Unfortunately, since its original release the later versions have become commercialised and the ssh web site will try to give you only a limited-number-of-days license.
SSH seems very stable and easy to install.
If you install XMing for X-Windows connectivity you will definitely need either ssh or putty for terminal access to the remote hosts. SSH can also be used in conjunction with CygWin or Exceed .
When using ssh with any of the above mentioned X-server software, you must ensure to switch X11 tunneling ON for X-Windows to function. Otherwise you only get the telnet capability.
The screen-shots below shows how the X11-forwarding can be enabled by means of a tick-box as well as how the terminal and file-transfer windows look like.
Last updated :
| Michael Griffiths, CiCS.
Wed, 08 Feb 2006