Install SSH Server in Windows XP

Being sick, no internet access available plus no new movie to watch, my friend ask me for shell account in freebsd box. He said for education purpose, wanna learn about ssh. Why not try it in windows? thats my question after see his Acer notebook. Is it possible? he reply
I don’t know, need to ask google first.

During search, I stumble upon of cygwin plus ssh solution.
Is there any easier solution for newbie like me?

Google pointing other soilution : sshd for windows

Download latest version from here, choose Binary Installer Releases
Quick install steps :

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Install program in FreeBSD; ports, package or source?

FreeBSD supports three methods for installing program :

  1. Ports
  2. Package
  3. Source

Every method has its advantage and disadvantage :

  • Ports, till time of writing, already reach 16984, wow. Supports many option, my favorite since beginning :-). Simply type make install .
  • Package, for time consuming ports like cvsup I prefer use package for its small size. Package not provide option.
  • Source, everything begin with source. If no ports or package available I use source.

Like debian or ubuntu ports make life easier, every dependency handling automatically as long you got internet connection 🙂

Pretty impressive list of ports number 16984, I don’t know all of them. Only related ports to sytem administration like apache, php, mysql etc.

Maybe I should explore the ports more for better understanding on how FreeBSD work.

Full list of FreeBSD ports to date :

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Install Local FTP server in Windows XP

At previous post about install wordpress in localhost, I got new question :

What about FTP server, is it possible to install local FTP server to make simulation like upload to real server?

The answer is : Yes

Just install FTP server in computer and point it’s shared folder, for example :

C:\appserv\www

Here’s the steps :

1. Download latest version from here

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2. Download FTP client, for example coreftp from here

3. Install FTP server and FTP client

4. Add any password you want, like 123456

5. Add user and password for accessing folder in FTP server, I use : alamster and password : 123456

6. Add shared folder, this folder is destination folder like ‘public_html’ or www in real production server

7. Try login to FTP server with defined user and password at previous step.
For more detail illustration , see this video

FreeBSD snapshots

I have noticed that FreeBSD mini iso no longer distributed but I found interesting link : FreeBSD snapshots From FreeBSD site :

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the overall release process before a release actually slips out the door with problems, we are now periodically producing interim test releases called snapshots. These snapshots will be very similar to full releases, except that they might not include all the bits included in a full release (such as packages and updated documentation).

for example tracking status for ZFS in FreeBSD current available in snapshots, also stable version of FreeBSD 6.2, cool freebsd_snapshots1.PNG I click on 200705 for latest snapshots : freebsd_snapshots11.PNG wget time 🙂

Installing dragonflyBSD 1.8.1

From wikipedia DragonflyBSD is :

DragonFly BSD is a free, Unix-like operating system which was forked from FreeBSD 4.8. Matt Dillon, a long-time FreeBSD and Amiga developer, started work on DragonFly BSD in June 2003 and announced it on the FreeBSD mailing lists on July 16, 2003 [1].

Dillon started DragonFly in the belief that the methods and techniques being adopted for threading and SMP in FreeBSD 5 would lead to a poorly performing system that would be very difficult to maintain. He sought to correct these suspected problems within the FreeBSD project. Due to ongoing conflicts with other FreeBSD developers over the implementation of his ideas, and other reasons, his ability to directly change the FreeBSD code was eventually revoked. Despite this, the DragonFly BSD and FreeBSD projects still work together contributing bug fixes, driver updates and other system improvements to each other.

Intended to be “the logical continuation of the FreeBSD 4.x series”, DragonFly is being developed in an entirely different direction from FreeBSD 5, including a new Light Weight Kernel Threads (LWKT) implementation and a light weight ports/messaging system. Many concepts planned for DragonFly were inspired by AmigaOS.

FreeBSD 4.11 and it’s ports no longer supported but I have old hardware for production software so I decide to learn dflyBSD, to see how installation process looks like, I make simple video using vmware 6. Once I familiar with the process, I’ll deploy it the server.

P.S :

Usefull link around dragonflybsd 1.8.1 :

  1. DragonflyBSD
  2. Review DragonflyBSD 1.8.1
  3. Baby steps with DragonFly BSD 1.8.1