SSH - Secure Shell

If you want to learn more about SSH, click here for the README file from the SSH distribution, or for the SSH FAQ.

Here is the original SSH home page.

You can download the latest SSH version (1.2.26) from the original distribution site in Finland.

My version of the SSH client for Windows Sockets that you can download from some sites around the world is out of date. It will say that it is too old, and that you should download a new one. If you like to use this old version, just change SSH.EXE's creation date (i.e., touch ssh.exe).   A better solution is to download the la(te)st version, via WWW. There are two versions of this program - 32-bit (rev. 2.99) (uploaded on July 23, 1998 at 20:28 GMT; size is 138314 bytes) and 16-bit (rev. 2.99) (uploaded on July 23, 1998 at 19:01 GMT; size is 148015 bytes). The 16-bit version is not tested. (Usually, it worked for me on Windows 95 (!"#$%&), but I did not tried it on Windows 3.something.)

Since I am using Windows NT (!"#$%&), right now, the 32-bit version will work on it. At least, it will work for me. This, of course, does not mean that it will work for you, too. I'm not working very seriously on that program, right now. It is more or less some kind of programming exercise for me, so it is anything but a bug-free program. On the contrary, it is probably full of bugs. I hope it will not crash your machine or bring the world to the end, and that your girlfriend won't go away because of it. Anyway, I cannot give you any guarantees.

New in this revision is a TIS authentication option, but this is not tested, because I have no access to any beast running TIS. I have at least one report that this is working. If you can use that option, just select "challgenge/response" option in the connection dialog box. Please, let me know if this is working or not.

This program uses Peter Gutmann's cryptographic library. If you don't have it, you can download version 2.00 from the Garbo archive in Finland. If you have troubles with the new version, you can try the older one (1.1). Unfortunately, it is not available any more in that archive, so I've placed a copy of it here. It includes a DLL version with a patch for a bug concerning DES key length (see below) in crypt32.dll, and the original version in crypt32-orig.dll.

Note: There was a problem with DES and 3DES when using cryptlib 1.1, since version 1.1 accepts only 56-bit DES keys, instead of 64 bits. (DES keys are internally 56 bits, but externally are 64 bits.) To fix that problem, you can download a small binary patch. I am testing a 32-bit version with cryptlib 2.1, which is still in beta. It is working, but you will have to wait for the official release, or download the last beta version and compile it. I've tried it with sources for the last two (0709, and 0715) beta versions and precompiled binaries. It will, probably, also work with beta versions 0318, 0428, and 0623, but not with 1008, 1028, and 1217.

You can report problems to me, but (again) without any guarantees. I am trying to make this client work, but there are many other things I must do for a living.

Note: I am distributing this program for free, but not the source. If you do not like such policy, you can always use another client.

My previous link at University Computing Centre in Zagreb, Croatia was heavily overloaded, so I've created an alternate page at GeoCities. Imperial College in London is much better connected, so you will (most likely) not need this alternate page.

Back to my home page (always under construction).

$Date: 1998/07/23 19:36:03 $