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I have installed debian on my windows 7 with vmware player. I would like to access it with SSH from Windows 7.

What should I do?


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First you should install OpenSSH server on your Debian. Open up a command prompt in Debian and execute:

$ sudo apt-get update 
$ sudo apt-get install ssh

Next, reboot the virtual Debian machine and make sure you got a copy of an SSH client for windows. (e.g. PuTTY)

On the Debian machine, execute ifconfig, and check the IP that's behind inet addr:. Open up PuTTY and input the IP address, it should then open an SSH connection to your virtual Debian machine.

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thank you so much – dynamic Feb 7 '11 at 15:58
@yes123 You're welcome! – BloodPhilia Feb 7 '11 at 16:10
don't forget to open up the ssh port in iptables... sometimes this will be the culprit if you're unable to connect properly – g19fanatic Feb 7 '11 at 16:36

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