Cygwin, OpenSSH and multiple-user licensing (CAL)
- Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:22:17 -0600
- From: Assaf Gordon <assafgordon@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Cygwin, OpenSSH and multiple-user licensing (CAL)
When running OpenSSH server under cygwin on a windows machine,
does each SSH connection require a buying CAL (client access license)
If I have a "Windows 10 Home" and I run Cygwin + OpenSSH server,
can multiple users connect and run programs at the same time?
(of course they technically can, but is it legally allowed?).
This assumes the users only run Cygwin programs, never any windows
programs, and not any RDS connections or GUI applications (not even X11).
Sorry if this is slightly off-topic for the technical list,
but I can't find any reliable information regarding this question.
The only somewhat-related post I've managed to found is this one
from 1999 about running Samba on Windows NT, saying:
If we overcome this, Samba will work on NT. I have done a research
on the legal/license implications of this, and look very
* The legal limit of 10 connections to an NT workstation
dissapear => NT server value for NT workstation price, legal.
* No need for CAL (client access license) to connect to an NT
box => legal non Win clients, and the NT Terminal server client
implications seem interesting too.
(from http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/1999-09/msg00046.html )
Is running OpenSSH server considered the same as running samba?
Any feedback is appreciated.
- Assaf Gordon
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