SSH Secure Shell Client

Download and extra info
Connect to the ICS Servers / set up a profile
Transfer files between Windows and an ICS Server (Linux)
Start programs on the ICS servers using X Windows

SSH Secure Shell Client is program you can use to set up a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to the servers of ICS and optionally transfer files to or from you local computer using SCP (Secure Copy). The SSH Client runs under the MS Windows operating system and provides a graphical interface comparable to Windows Explorer to transfer files. This program is needed when you are working from Windows. A download link with extra program information, instructions on connecting to a ICS server, transferring files or starting applications are available on this page.

Download and extra info

The SSH Secure Shell for Workstations Windows client (ssh2 client) is a program that allows secure network services over an insecure network.

SSH Secure Shell for Workstations Windows Client replaces other, insecure terminal applications, such as Telnet and FTP. It allows you to securely login to remote host computers, to execute commands safely on a remote computer, and to provide secure encrypted and authenticated communications between two hosts in an untrusted network. X11 connections and arbitrary TCP/IP ports can also be forwarded over the secure channel, expanding SSH Secure Shell's usability even further.

SSH Secure Shell with its array of unmatched security features is an essential tool for today's network environment. It is a powerful guardian against the numerous security hazards that threaten network communications.

Check out the website of SSH Secure Shell Client for the latest version or download it here .

Connect to the ICS Servers / set up a profile

  1. Start the Secure Shell Client,
  2. Select File > Profiles > Add Profile...,
  3. Give a name, e.g. "ICS C" and press Enter,
  4. Select File > Profiles > Edit Profiles... and select "ICS C" in the tree on the left side of the window,
  5. Enter as hostname: co7.ics.ele.tue.nl, as username your login name,
  6. Press "OK" and start your session via File > Profiles > ICS C

Transfer files between Windows and an ICS Server (Linux)

  1. Complete the procedure mentioned under "Connect to the ICS Servers",
  2. Select Window > New file transfer. The SSH Secure Shell File Transfer window opens,
  3. Browse to the desired folder and use Operation > Upload... to upload files, or
  4. use Operation > Download (or the downward arrow) to download files to your computer.

Important note: A period (.) at the start of a file name makes that file hidden in SSH Secure Shell File Transfer and the Linux shell. To view those files from the Linux shell you can use ls -a (comparable to dir /a in Windows). To show those files in SSH Secure Shell File Transfer window, check "View" > "Show hidden files".

Start programs on the ICS servers using X Windows

For this you need to install Humming Bird Exceed first. The TU/e has a license for this software and it can be downloaded from the Campus fileserver (\\campusmp\software\hummbird\exceed).

  1. Start Exceed from the Windows start menu. You should see Exceed () in the system tray or the task bar,
  2. Start SSH Secure Shell Client and go to File > Profiles > Edit Profiles...,
  3. Select the ICS C-profile from the tree on the left side of the window, but don't click "OK" yet,
  4. Select the Tab named "Tunneling" and check "Tunnel X11 connections" (if you have an older version, also check "Enable for SSH2 connections"),
  5. make the usual settings (see previous paragraph), but don't press "Open" yet,
  6. Press "OK" and start your session via File > Profiles > <ICS-profile>
  7. Optionally test the X Windows System after  you logged in by starting xeyes.