Configure SSH to use ProxyCommand in Cygwin
Windows users can install Cygwin, which provides GNU and open source tools that provide similar functionality to that of Linux operating systems. You can configure Advanced Server Access to work with OpenSSH in Cygwin using ProxyCommand.
Before you begin
- Download the appropriate installer from Cygwin to download and install packages.
- Install Cygwin and a version of the openssh package for Cygwin.
- Verify that the Advanced Server Access Client is installed on your workstation. See Install the Advanced Server Access client.
To set up and configure SSH:
- Open a Cygwin terminal. By default, this opens to your home directory (~).
- Output a list of the files and directories in your home directory by running the command ls -la. If the .ssh directory doesn't exist, create it by entering the command
- Create a new or edit an existing SSH configuration file by entering the following command: cat <<ADDTEXT >> .ssh/config.
Note: ADDTEXT is a delimiter that's used to determine when to stop accepting input for the configuration file.
- Enter the following commands into the terminal:
# To use ProxyCommand, add this configuration block to your $HOME/.ssh/config
Match exec "/cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Apps/ScaleFT/bin/sft.exe resolve -q %h"
ProxyCommand "/cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Apps/ScaleFT/bin/sft.exe" proxycommand %h
Note: The preceding lines use
/cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Apps/ScaleFTas an example folder path. You may need to modify this path to match the location of the Advanced Server Access client on your system.
- Save the configuration file.