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Hey can anyone here point me in the direction of a decent ssh guide? ive got an old desktop that's pretty nice that just isnt used anymore and want to set it up as a fileserver/ftp server but i want security on it so im going with ssh. I've found this but it seems that when you want to access it, its done all by command line. I really want a slick GUI to access it, anyone have any suggestions?


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I've have never SSH to a Windows computer.

Many times I have used SSH to connect to a Linux server.

Most Linux distributions comes with an SSH client, and its easy to install OpenSSH server.

In Windows you can get PuTTY which is a SSH client.

A quick search on Google found a guide;

* http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-sshd.html

When you use SSH you do use a software like PuTTY with a command-line interface, it looks like this;

* http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/PuTTY.png

SSH is a text transfer protocol, kind of like TELNET (but with SSL encryption, etc). It opens a remote command line shell on the computer which you can use to run commands remotely from the command line prompt.

If the server is running on your local network, you might want to install VNC and run a remote desktop instead, then its graphical for you, if you're afraid of the command line.

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