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I have a RHEL5 machine and few win-xp sp2 machines at my workplace. I am able to connect any windows machine to the RHEL5 machine through Cygwin.
But, i am not able to connect to any windows machine through RHEL5 machine. I tried "ssh user@<IP>" to connect to windows machines from RHEL5 machine, but got the error messgae : "ssh: connect to host <IP> Port 22: Connection Refused"
This is the error i am getting with every windows machine
Could anyone suggest me how to rectify this problem....
Thank You for the concern..
I think ssh is running on every computer, otherwise how would i got connected to RHEL machine via Windows machines.
The process is not working other way round. How can I check Firewall settings for the port blockage?? This might be the reason....
No, on Cygwin you are using ssh client to dial into Red Hat which has OpenSSH server running. SSH server and client are different things - for every machine you want to dial into you need to have a running ssh server on it.
Well, in that case, could you please suggest me how to check for running SSH server on windows machines?? If this would be the case then, is it like that we have to install ssh server on every windows machine ??
Do we have any other way to connect RHEL machine to Windows machine, apart from SSH way ?? If yes, then please tel me about that .
If you haven't installed an ssh server on a Windows machine it will not have one. Historically ssh was more of a Unix/Linux thing although I believe Windows Server 2008 now comes with ssh server (I might be wrong on details here as I haven't seen Win machine in ages but one thing is for sure - no desktop machine will have ssh server installed and running unless you have installed and started it).
The best way to administer XP machines from Linux is to use RDP - on XP you need to enable remote desktop (right-click on 'My Computer' and go to 'Remote' tab - I think that only applies to Professional edition, don't know about 'Home'). Once you've enabled remote management on Windows you need RDP client on Linux. In KDE use KRDC, in Gnome I don't know but open your package manager and search for RDP and you'll find a couple of clients.