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How come gnuwin32 while it has a big collection of utilities, seems to have missed out such an important one - SSH?

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages.html

-- Note- I see Diago closed the question..

The question -can- be answered objectively. Maybe people using GNU tend to use something else as an alternative.

Somebody did comment that SSH isn't GNU. So that would be an objective answer if it were the case.

Though it wouldn't explain openssh.. Why that is.

So these things can be dealt with objectively.

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Simply because ssh is not gnu. –  Johan Aug 22 '10 at 20:55
    
isn't openssh gnu? –  barlop Aug 23 '10 at 13:09
    
and if SSH is BSD. Then what were people using instead if they weren't on BSD? –  barlop Aug 23 '10 at 13:10
    
@barlop. Firstly, please comment on your question rather then editing it. Secondly, then please phrase the question properly. The way it is currently phrased, only the authors of GNU can provide you with a correct answer. –  Diago Aug 23 '10 at 15:04
    
Figured out a theory. There would be a question of what shell to use. Gnuwin32 stuff runs from cmd.exe not a bash shell like cygwin. But under a cmd shell it's not enough like gnu or any linux ssh. it wouldn't be just a port it'd be more windowy. The idea of doing ssh and running DIR maybe seems to the developers to be more of a windowy thing to do and so not a port. Just a thoery –  barlop Jun 14 at 8:37

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Because we've already been blessed with PuTTY :)

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isn't putty just a client? –  barlop Aug 23 '10 at 13:08
    
@ the person negging, it was a joke. SSH is not a GNU utility. –  John T Sep 28 '10 at 11:35
    
Putty is a client, so there isn't much connection between your strange joke and my question. You could've named something nothing to do with ssh to be clearer. By the way, I think gnuwin32 does contain non GNU stuff as well. –  barlop Mar 6 '11 at 17:47

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