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Old 11-02-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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"remote explorer" needed from Windows for RH9 without GUI


hello,
I have a gateway / file server with clarkconnect RH9 based linux without any GUI.
Often I am copying / moving / extracting big files between the partitions with takes quite long when doing it from my winows pc over samba (100Mbit Lan).
I am a drag and drop user so console based ssh is nothing for me.

So I search a programm that runs like an remote explorer on my windows client and makes my orders direct on the linux server.

Even Secure file transfer over ssh caches the files on my windows pc.

Does anybody have an idea which programm to use?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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What's wrong with SSH, sounds like exactly what you want.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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You can look into VNC. It allows you to run a server on the one computer, and a client on the other. When you run the client on the local computer, you actually login to the remote computer across the network. The local just acts as a terminal of the remote. You can login to a standard desktop on the remote. You don't need a monitor or keyboard/mouse on the remote, because it's being controlled by the local.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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PLEASE READ MY TOPIC CAREFULLY !
I have Clarkconnect, there is no X on the gateway/server, no KDE, no Gnome, no Konquerer no norton commander....only the console (remote over ssh).

No windows user is managing his files with the dos prompt.

So what programs can I use ?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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Midnight Commander (mc) is a ncurses explorer type file browser.

You would use ssh to connect to the server and then run mc.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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@michaelK:
I wanted to try it but there are some libs to be installed...

does it support drag and drop ?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-04-2004, 07:27 AM   #8
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Try WinSCP . It looks like Total Commander only it's over ssh.

edit. Oh yeah. You can drag&drop stuff all over it.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 07:52 AM   #9
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MC isn't exactly drag and drop because it is a command line application. Your probably to young to remember DOS xtree gold or any other DOS tree application. Command line stuff is not difficult and you can write batch files to minimize key strokes.

winscp is for transfering between client and server but I am under the impression your wanting to copy between directories on the remote computer.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 10:05 AM   #10
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winscp is for transfering between client and server but I am under the impression your wanting to copy between directories on the remote computer. [/B]
WinSCP can move, copy and delete files on a remote computer. In fact if you change the interface to Explorer-like you'll only see the remote directory with a file tree. Perfect for remote file managing. And with custom commands (just found out) you can make it pack and unpack stuff.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 01:52 PM   #11
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@Haiyadragon:
Does a data transfer on the remote computer run over the client via network or direct on the remote computer ?

Is it like copying file over the network environment (on a windows PC)?
 
Old 11-04-2004, 06:10 PM   #12
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I'm pretty sure it copies the files directly. But I'll confirm that tomorrow.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 05:35 AM   #13
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I just moved a 700 MB file in a second remotely. I think it's save to say it moves it directly.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 12:36 PM   #14
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winSCP is your friend. it is a sFTP GUI based M$ client that will run and look a lot like cuteFTP.

fyi, samba file copies will work directly though a maped drive

to map the drive:

open 'My Computer'
click tools
click 'Map Network Drive'
enter //IPaddres/share_in_samba
check reconnect box
OK

all done, now you can use the windows explorer to access, copy, move, delete, manage as if it were a local drive.

you will have to make the samba user that matches your windows user, and the then creat a smbpasswd for it, but its rather simple...

if you are having slow speeds via samba, not much is going to speed that up short of a better switch, NICs, and HDs at both ends.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:26 PM   #15
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I am using winscp now but when moving a test folder from one mount point to another then this error comes:

General failure (server should provide error description).
Error code: 4
Error message from server: Failure
Request code: 18

I think there is no file right management problem because over samba the test folder can be moved without problem.

Does anybody know what I am doing wrong?
 
  


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