How to install SSHD on your Windows XP Cygwin machine

Here is how to set up an SSHD service on your Windows XP Cygwin machine. This comes from a great guide from on how to turn an old PC into a Linux Router… aptly named the Linux Router Project (LRP)

Local version of how to install SSHD. And how to install SSH

And yes, this works.


  1. Brian says:

    Something I like about ‘home brew’ directions, and open source in general is the documentation. The pigtail site you point to is no exception ..

    “take a coffee break”

    Yes indeed – always good advice.

  2. Brian says:

    Question – when last I looked at LRP it wasn’t quite … done. This was a few years ago of course. I’m sitting here with a friend who needs a firewall for his itty-bitty webhost startup.

    In your humble opinion is LRP ready for prime time?

  3. Lee says:

    “take a coffee break”… Yup. I dig that style. Down-home style instructions work very well. It conveys honesty and they’re more fun to read.

    LRP… Sorry but I haven’t tried to use the LRP for anything except these instructions. I couldn’t tell you if it’s any good.

  4. Michael says:

    If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?
    Basically I dont see any advantages to using linux over windows xp, Im dual booting windows
    and ubuntu. Ubuntu is nice and all but I dont see anything that would make me prefer it
    over windows.The only thing i have been using ubuntu for is web browsing playing
    music/movies (cant play games) which I can do better/hassle free in windows.
    So what are the advantages of l using linux over xp?

  5. Anon says:

    Why? Because using GNU/Linux gives you better control of a networked environment. It is a great development platform and it is easy to run on embedded devices with very limited resources. It’s file-system is expandable and more logical from a new-computer-user standpoint (IMO). I like having a home folder that has all my settings in one place, that I can easily transfer to another PC without having to risk corrupting some kind of “registry” like Windows has. Plus it is free? I would use Ubuntu over Windows exclusively if it weren’t for the fact that certain commercial software which I need to use is not written to run on Unix-like systems. And for those that play games, I honestly think now that consoles are better for that purpose (except in FPS and RTS games like Starcraft, unfortunately).

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