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Old 03-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Windows/Linux ssh solution??


Hi,

I've recently started a new job (Linux Admin). I am now having to use a Windows 7 Desktop and Laptop.

Having been able to avoid Windows entirely in the workplace for some years now, I am finding the switch a little difficult to say the least... I am used to using a Linux desktop or MAC.

At the new place, I am having to RDP from my Windows 7 desktop to a secured Windows VM in our DC. From there I can use PUTTY to ssh onto our Linux/VM's.

Jumping from one Windows machine to a Windows VM then using PUTTY.. no fun.

I am used to ssh'ing from my MAC or desktop inside a secire network.

I am toying with a few ideas. But if anyone has any suggestions on how to make my life easier using my Windows setup, I'd like to hear them.

I'm thinking of the below.

Portable Ubuntu installed on the Windows Desktop and Windows VM. With netcat running on the VM acting as a middle man forwarding my ssh sessions onto the relevant Linux/UNIX system. So in theory I could use Portable Ubuntu to ssh directly from my Windows 7 desktop into our servers.

Ta,
 
Old 03-02-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like they have a reason for doing what they're doing, so don't violate their security arrangements, or you may well find yourself NOT having to deal with them by virtue of getting sacked.
 
Old 03-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Sounds like they have a reason for doing what they're doing
What makes you think that?
 
Old 03-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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Ask their IT people what they do ...

Seriously, I think it's great fun to hang around a Windows shop and listen to them doing the "Tin Woodman thing."

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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I have Cygwin installed on my Windows 7 box and use ssh from within that to connect to my Linux server.
 
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
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Hi,

I too agree that if you try and circumvent security that your admin may not like your efforts. Be sure to check with management before trying to break any protocols or security.
 
Old 03-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #7
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I have Cygwin installed on my Windows 7 box and use ssh from within that to connect to my Linux server.
I just tried this on a couple of my Windows 7 VM's, using cygwin and netcat I am able to ssh to a linux box from my Windows 7 VM using another Windows 7 VM as a bastion server.

Worked like a charm, I'll use this as an interim solution until a convince them otherwise..
 
Old 03-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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If you're not worried about policy I tend to use putty from portableapps.com. It just extracts to the desktop and runs without install.
 
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If you're not worried about policy I tend to use putty from portableapps.com. It just extracts to the desktop and runs without install.
why portableapps? PuTTY doesn't need installing at all. Does add registry keys though, but that's probably not an issue.
 
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why portableapps? PuTTY doesn't need installing at all. Does add registry keys though, but that's probably not an issue.
Portableapps = no registry entries. All settings are contained locally within the folder so when the folder is deleted the whole program is gone. It's just a bit cleaner is all.
 
  


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