[SATLUG] SSH Client Software Recommendations

Rabie Khabouze rabie at rabie.net
Wed Jan 14 07:35:07 CST 2015

A linux distro on a VirtualBox is good enough if you want GUI environment and you have enough memory ( these days you should ), otherwise putty will do, and winscp to transfer files and such.

On 01/14/2015 02:06 AM, Wes Henderson wrote:
> Wubi is nice. On my Windows machine I personally run VirtualBox with
> headless VMs that I set to run at startup. I NAT to <VM IP>:22
> (and so on for each VM); I then use PuTTy to to get into my headless VM.
> You can use a similar setup for X and get a relatively seamless experience
> if that's your thing. Here is my write up on the setup:
> VirtualBox  by wes • May 12, 2014
> The information below can help achieve Windows/Linux harmony (as well as
> can be expected) by setting up headless VMs in VirtualBox.
> *Suppress all messages*
> "%PROGRAMFILES%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage" setextradata global
> "GUI/SuppressMessages" "all"
> *List VMs*
> "%PROGRAMFILES%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage" list vms > "%userprofile%\VM
> UUID List.txt"
> *Port Forwarding*
> "%PROGRAMFILES%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage" modifyvm "<UUID>" --natpf1
> "SSH,tcp,,<Host_Port>,,22"
> *Run Headless VM on Startup (Windows)*
> REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /f /v
> <Value_Name> /t REG_SZ /d "\"%PROGRAMFILES%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage\"
> startvm \"<UUID>\" --type headless"
> *Add Quick Launch Location to %PATH% (Windows)*
> setx PATH "%PATH%;%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User
> Pinned\TaskBar"
> *PuTTy Shortcut (Windows)*
> %userprofile%\putty.exe -ssh <user>@ -P <Host_Port> -pw <password>
> The last bit is just because I like to add the quick launch location to my
> PATH in Windows and put my PuTTY shortcuts in there. Makes for simple
> launching. Example:
> super + R, f
> super + R, u
> Launches my Fedora and Ubuntu instances respectively. From there you have a
> native Linux environment locally so that you can connect and manage a Linux
> servers as they should be. You can also set up a shared folder between the
> VM for easier communication.
> --wes
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:35 AM, steve kolars <bkfuth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> WinSCP and Putty are what you need. WinSCP for uploading and Putty to give
>> you a ssh session. They are both free downloads. Make sure you get them
>> from the Putty website and not some third party website. The third party
>> websites give you a lot of crap advertisement software, but you are used to
>> that seeing how you use Windows (ha ha ha). To go for the gusto install
>> Wubi. Wubi is the slickest virtual port of Ubuntu I have ever seen. It
>> gives you a complete Unbuntu distro that installs like a regular Windows
>> program (very slick). It is also free. It is much bigger, but obviously
>> gives you much more.
>> --Steve--
>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com
>> wrote:
>>> I'm in the process of building a LAMP server that will be deployed at a
>>> customer's facility, but I'll have to do some remote administration
>> (using
>>> SSH) as issues arise.  Given that my primary work computer runs Windows,
>> I
>>> will have to be doing this using some type of Windows-based client
>> software.
>>> I wanted to know if any of you have any recommendations in terms of
>>> stability, ease of use, etc.  I would also welcome any other suggestions
>>> you might have regarding remote system administration, such as things
>> that
>>> I need be sure to take care of before handing it over to the customer and
>>> leaving their site.
>>> Al Lesmerises
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