cygwin installation troubles

William Yun Chen William.Yun.Chen@Dartmouth.EDU
Sun Sep 30 07:36:00 GMT 2007

Hi, I'm having some trouble installing cygwin openssh.

I'm on windows vista ultimate, and I'm trying to follow the directions given in "Cygwin\...release\openssh\openssh-4.7p1-2\usr\share\doc\Cygwin\openssh" 

More specifically, I don't know exactly what I should choose when running 'ssh-host-config' and 'ssh-user-config'.

Ie, do I want to install sshd? What is sshd? Do I want privilege separation?

This readme seems to assume that I know exactly what I want to do, and I don't. Is there a more comprehensive readme or perhaps can you give me a brief walkthrough the installation process?

What I do know is that I want to set up an ssh server on my windows vista machine so that when I'm on a linux, I can just go into the terminal, and type in "ssh <insert ip address here>" and then look around, edit files, and transfer files using scp just as if I was connecting to another linux machine.

any help here would be greatly appreciated :-D

thank you so much

- will

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