NoMachine Ports OpenSSH to Windows

NoMachine has reconfirmred its port of OpenSSH to the Win32 platform. Already announced to the Portable OpenSSH Project, this recent release highlights the implementations that developers can see in the code released by NoMachine.

A port of OpenSSH for Windows would finally permit users to install portable OpenSSH without Cygwin, permitting login to a remote Windows machine securely; a functionality that has often been requested and attempted by many technical users and developers alike, but without success thus far.

The OpenSSH Portability Team and their mailing-list readers were encouraged to take a closer look at the code with an aim to eventually integrate the port into the official portable OpenSSH suite, thus permitting it to finally extend support to the Windows platform. As NoMachine has stated, minimal evolvement would be necessary to fix compilation issues, and make its port of portable OpenSSH run as a service on Windows, finally removing the need for Cygwin completely.

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