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Development Tools Git Basics Working With Remote Repositories Cloning

Fabrício Montenegro
Fabrício Montenegro
18,722 Points

How to connect from Windows to a Linux through SSH when both machines are connected to a router

Hey guys, I got to the cloning section of git and I wanna set a repository on my home desktop A (windows) and my notebook B (lubuntu - linux), in a way I can always have my projects up to date in both machines. Now, before I get to the git part, how can I access my linux notebook B from my windows desktop A through SSH (which git uses to clone repositories)? Here's what I've done so far:

  • assumed linux comes with a SSH server
  • downloaded a SSH client on A (I've tried PuTTY and SSH Secure Shell)
  • turned off the firewall on A
  • assigned a fixed IP to both machines in the DHCP section of my TP-LINK ( TL-WR740N) router config

And my knowledge ends here. I know the IP addresses are set right because ipconfig returns Ethernet IPv4 Address: in A and ifconfig returns wlan0 inet addr: in B. I also checked Open Port Check Tool and it can't see any ports in both A and B. Help, please.

1 Answer

Fabrício Montenegro
Fabrício Montenegro
18,722 Points

Ok. Apparently it was very dumb of me because linux doesn't come with a SSH server, it comes with a SSH client.

I installed a SSH server running sudo apt-get install openssh-server on my linux notebook and on the windows desktop downloading MobaSSH. Now everything is good to go.


MobaSSH sucks. Everytime I started windows the server wouldn't start and I needed to reinstall the entire thing.

Instead of that, I found a very detailed guide on some random Oracle documentation named Installing Cygwin and Starting the SSH Daemon that worked really well for me. Haven't had a problem since that.