Windows gets support for ssh




PowerShell in Windows gets support for OpenSSH. Microsoft has announced. How exactly the functionality and looks of both the server and the client version supports, is not yet entirely clear.

Windows 8 Support for ssh in PowerShell can mean potentially a Windows server can be controlled remotely over ssh, for example, from a Linux desktop. It would also Windows users without third-party software like Putty to connect to OpenSSH servers.

The announcement by Microsoft does not show whether it actually can, and if both client and server support will be built. Microsoft hint there that the company writes that supports ssh PowerShell would ensure that Linux servers “can be managed via ssh, and vice versa.

In addition to the uncertainty about the precise functionality is not yet known when ssh support will be introduced. Possible functionality is included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, but that is not certain; it could also be that ssh support with an update will also be added to older versions of Windows. Microsoft also promises to contribute to the OpenSSH project.

The notice requires the PowerShell team that has twice previously tried to build ssh in Windows, but that both implementations were rejected. Because of the “changes in leadership and culture ‘the company would still try it again. Virtually every other operating system has built-in support for ssh.


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