VShell server for SSH2 provides secure access to Windows servers based on the Secure Shell client/server protocol. It can be used for secure network access, system administration, and file transfer. It provides access through an encrypted tunnel to e-mail, databases and other TCP/IP applications. Files can be transferred securely using SSH2 client SFTP and SCP commands.
- Windows: Added a "saved-credentials" export option to VShellConfig to allow the export of the username and password options that are stored (encrypted) in the registry
- Windows: Added an "all" keyword to VShellConfig to allow the export or import of all VShell registry options and referenced files
- Windows: Optimized the lookup of user public-key files to first try opening the file with the public key's md5 fingerprint as its filename before iterating through all the files in the public-key folder
- Windows: VShellConfig no longer exports sensitive data by default. This includes the host key files, FTPS certificate files, user database file, and all username and password options that are stored (encrypted) in the registry
- Windows: VShell no longer caches all impersonation failures of the domain controller user. VShell will only cache a failure if the domain controller user was required, but was not configured
- Bug fixes
Reviewing 220.127.116.119 (Jun 27, 2007)
So the linux version of this program is freeware, but the windows version is shareware?
Nice way to screw people over for using windows.
Reviewing 2.6 Beta 4 (Mar 22, 2006)
Not tried it yet, but its a welcome addition as metioned, given that this kind of thing is tricky to find for Win nowdays. F-Secure used to do a superb SSH server/client package but they sold it WRQ who for some bizarre reason have buried it?! (they claim its in their 'Refections' suite, but i checked out the demo and it is'nt.
Right now though I use OpenSSH which does a great job (and is domain user aware FYI).
Reviewing 2.6 Beta 4 (Mar 21, 2006)
The most valuable feature of this software and what makes it worth the money is the AD integration. Sure OpenSSH is good and free, but if you have an AD domain full of access groups and wish to provision SFTP rights, you have to recreate that security architecture in the passwd and groups file, and you now have two points of administration that you must keep synchronized. With VShell, your work is already done.
Also the ability to create multiple virtual home directories and provision them with AD groups is a lifesaver. Good software, been using in Enterprise environment for over 4 months now.
Reviewing 2.6 Beta 1 (Feb 18, 2006)
Openssh is all you need: good, working, free. This also works, but gives nothing more and it's shareware. Doesn't get a 5 from me, no sir.
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