Need help to set up ssh
Hello, i'm using Arch Linux and get this error message when trying to test ssh:
ssh: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused.
I'm running Arch Linux inside VirtualBox and would like to connect to my windows system through ssh.
Thanks in advance.
Since when does windows include a ssh service?
Since PuTTY was created, in 1999 according to wikipedia.
Originally Posted by alf55
Just to get it right:
putty is a ssh client. Not a server.
I am also unsure, why you try to connect localhost, because there are two: arch localhost and windows localhost.
Are you trying to connect from windows to arch with putty?
The command "ssh localhost" was just for test purposes, to check if the ssh service on Linux is running.
What i intend to do is transfer files between windows and Linux, which is running on a VM. This can be done in windows via PuTTY with command scp and in Linux also with command scp in the terminal.
Please correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe this can be done.
Then I guess, the openssh server in your arch system is either not installed or not started.
I am not familiar with arch, but probably pacman is used to install packages:
As for the windows side.
putty might work, but imho WinSCP is the recommended free scp client.
Recently, I stumbled over Swish.
It lacks a lot of features (auth keys, proxies, configmanagement, etc), but shows potential.