freeSSHd is a free SSH Server for Windows that is unique in the fact that it provides a GUI to manage the SSH Server.Â Once the SSH Server is up and running, you can use it to create a Secure FTP server!Â It’s easy to use and possibly the best way to turn you Windows system into a rock solid and secure FTP server. I’ve run across many free solutions for establishing a Windows SSH server but I have never seen a graphic user interface that makes it so easy to manage it once it’s set up. For a lot of people the learning curve in accomplishing this is prohibitively high but again,Â freeSSHdÂ is a way to accelerate the process for you.
FreeNAS is a Free Network Attached Storage (NAS) server that will turn an old PC into a NAS server complete with a web based administration console. FreeNAS is a scaled down FreeBSD distribution and supports Samba, FTP, NFS protocols, and Software RAID (0,1,5). FreeNAS takes less than 16MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key. If you ever want to play around with the Free Network Attached StorageÂ server this is your chance because most people have access to an old PC that they aren’t using much anymore; consider this a chance to make use of it and probably learn something in the process.