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Re: Putty and pre-shared keys with Cygwin's sshd

On 01/23/2012 02:56 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
Greetings, Andrew DeFaria!

I try to explain to people how getting Putty to do ssh, Reflection X to
do X11, FireFTP or whatever to do ftp, ActiveState Perl to do Perl, etc.
is the wrong way to go about putting together a good set of tools when
you can more simply just get Cygwin to do all of those things and have
all of those tools play nicely together. Here appears to be yet another
That's because you're wrong.
If there's native program that do the work better, why not use native program?
Especially since it's in many ways better?
IMHO it's the "play nicely together" part. Additionally, some of those other programs cost money (i.e. Reflections and Hummingbird are nor free). With Perl, Cygwin's can use the more standard cpan module instead of a specialised ppm and things like setsid just work whereas ActiveStates says "Not supported". And then it's easier to keep them up to date. This other programs may have speed but really most time spent in things like ssh is human wait time and they may have some extra features but that's not particularly compelling for me. What "feature" does putty have that I need? A GUI dialog box that I need to fill out to connect to a system?
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