Kilala.nl - Personal website of Tess Sluijter

Unimportant background
Login
  RSS feed

About me

Blog archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

> Weblog

> Sysadmin articles

> Maths teaching

<< 10 / 2020

Chocolatey Git on Windows: where is my SSH configuration?!

2020-11-10 19:52:00

For a while now, I've been using Git + SSH on Windows 10 and I've been very content about the whole setup.

Git was installed using Chocolatey, just because it's easy and takes care of a few things for you. But it turns out it was a little bit "too much" in the background, as it turns out. 

I wanted to move my SSH files (private key, known_hosts etc) to OneDrive, thus changing the path to the files. I just couldn't figure out where the SSH client configuration for the Git from Chocolatey was tucked away. This Git does not use the default OpenSSH client delivered by Windows 10 C:\windows\system32\OpenSSH\ssh.

An hour of searching made me realize that "git.install", the package from Choco, includes a mini-Unix-like environment. It's not Git on Windows: it runs on MINGW-W64

I found the following files, which define the behavior of the Choco-installed Git + SSH:

In the latter file, you can set UserKnownHostsFile and IdentityFile to set the file path for the private key and known_hosts.


kilala.nl tags: , ,

View or add comments (curr. 0)

Updated: Running VirtualBox, Docker and Hyper-V on Windows 10

2020-11-09 20:53:00

A while back I wrote detailed instructions on how we managed to get VBox to run on Windows 10 with Hyper-V remaining enabled. This required a little tweaking, but it allowed us to retain all of the Win10 security features offered by Hyper-V.

Recently the VirtualBox team released version 6.1.16 which includes a number of improvements aimed at Windows 10 and "Windows Hypervisor Platform". 

You now no longer need any of the tweaks I described earlier! Vanilla VirtualBox 6.1.16 runs on top of Hyper-V and WHP without further issues. SHA2 hashing works well and GCrypt no longer needs to have its acceleration disabled! This makes life so much easier!


kilala.nl tags: , ,

View or add comments (curr. 0)

<< 10 / 2020