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I'm writing an application that makes connections to SSH servers. It doesn't need anything specific from the server (except running under GNU/Linux). I need SSH servers for running my application tests.

I was wondering, are there some kind of free and open to anyone SSH servers ? May be it's an idea for a new service :)

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Check out the Free Shell Accounts list.

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http://sdf.org

Have used an account here on and off over the years. Recommended!

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+1 for SDF. I've had a user account there for years. –  Bill B Sep 29 '10 at 0:47
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+1 but unfortunately it's not actually free if you want to anything useful like gcc, python .. –  wim May 21 '13 at 5:38
    
Nice, though it doesn't seem to have tools like netcat, telnet etc. –  Pithikos Aug 15 at 17:18

Maybe you can use virtualization like virtualbox ? You can setup a running small linux server quickly this way.

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As suggested, better than need internet connection and free 3rd party ssh accounts, get your own. You can get Virtual Machine (VMWare, VBox, Other) for that, and also, if you have an android mobile you can use SSHDroid (free) instead.

And don't forget Cygwin (Linux environment emulation with some package install support). You can set your ssh server built in windows and no need to get entire system (like vm does). A guide (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/install.121/e22624/preinstall_req_cygwin_ssh.htm)

Regards.

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