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Actually this was really easy...all i needed to so was load the sshd daemon...now i can connect.
One thing though...how do i get X11 Forwarding to work? That means i can get a remote desktop right? I edited the sshd_config file, but i cant get X to start remotely. Well, it starts, but the screen doesnt show remotely.
What is a good SSH utility that i can run from a command prompt?
X11 forwarding means that if you run a X server on your Win box, you can start X11 apps on your linux box and the window will pop up on your screen. You need to actually run such a thing on Windows, and then specify that you want to enable X11 forwarding. The latter is sometimes on, sometimes off, depending on the client you use, and sometimes it it sensitive to the existence of the $DISPLAY env. variable.
My favorite is the cygwin package (www.cygwin.com), you get a shell with nice unix commands, ssh among them (you need to say in the installation gui that you want that).
The # makes it a comment. But (I'm running RH, it may be different with SW) the commented-out options represent the default that sshd has. Make it
in the file (then restart sshd).
I don't use putty, so I don't know offhand how to control forwarding. cygwin's ssh lets you give all usual options, such as -v to actually see what's going on. Note that the forwarding is controlled on *both* sides, the server can allow or deny it, and the client can ask for it or not. You can make your desired behavior (with cygwin) the default with a file ~/.ssh/config, mine reads
I'm sure putty has the same capabilities, just that I don't use it.