I'm looking for an open source and free Windows SSH server.

  • FreeSSHd is the closest I know. It's free, bu for getting the source you have to buy another program from them (which disqualifies it as "open source"), and it's also unmaintained since 2009.
    – Alejandro
    Oct 20, 2017 at 12:08
  • Another option could be using a Linux software (there are a few of them) under some sort of emulation (virtual machine, Cygwin or, on Windows 10, the native Bash command prompt).
    – Alejandro
    Oct 20, 2017 at 12:09
  • I'll probably just run a linux setup either under Win10 or an actual vm.
    – Fire
    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:56
  • bitvise used to have a free ssh server ' Personal Edition' for individual noncommercial use but it is not open source. It works great for administering a Windows Server instance which serves as a development machine for a sole developer, for example. Read this carefully: bitvise.com/ssh-server-pricing
    – knb
    May 22, 2018 at 13:13

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Microsoft is working on official OpenSSH port - Win32-OpenSSH. It is not done yet, but it worked for me pretty well.

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