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Re: Demanding Win32 server setup: is there any hope?

From: Giovanni Bajo <rasky_at_develer.com>
Date: 2006-05-27 20:33:23 CEST

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

>> I didn't try 2.0.58; should I? I *could* probably get them all to
>> install cygwin & do
>> the public key thing but would rather not if I can escape this.
> Putty can also handle public keys, and serve as the ssh client: it's
> probably less trouble to install than Cygwin. (Not that Cygwin is all
> that difficult, but it's a lot bigger than Putty, and if someone
> doesn't like *nix, they probably won't like Cygwin.)

I'll second this. There are a few obvious advantage in using Putty over

- It doesn't require a cygwin installation, which is space on the disk, and the
execution overhead of cygwin1.dll. People might mind.
- There is a ssh agent which really works, and has a simple GUI to use it.
Setting up the ssh-agent in cygwin is almost impossible, as you'd need to
modify global environment variables for the account to make it work everywhere.
I used to have a python script to do that (writing the registry) but it's a
pain in the neck.

Configuration is very easy: it's sufficient to register plink.exe as the ssh
tunnel in the Subversion config file (within the local Application Data

Giovanni Bajo
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Received on Sat May 27 20:34:21 2006

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