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Old 03-10-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
veeruk101
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WinSCP questions


Hi, I need to get WinSCP working, but I can't seem to make it happen.

Under the login settings, what username and password should I enter? SSH, or Linux account?

Also, what's the difference between selecting SFTP, SFTP with SCP fallback, and SCP? The port number my host gave me was a high one...does that only apply to any one of these three settings?

What things should I check on my system? sshd is running...anything else?

And finally, does it matter that I'm logged into the Linux server through SSH in Putty at the same time I'm trying to login through WinSCP? (Hasn't seem to have made a difference either way yet, but maybe you could still let me know.)

Thanks.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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You seem to be on the right track. My understanding is that scp works over ssh, so you should login as you would if you were going to ssh into the box. It shouldn't matter that you're already logged in. I believe you'll want to use scp instead of sftp. I believe sftp works over ftp, so unless you have a secure ftp server running, it probably won't work.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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Hello,

If you are using winscp to connect to a ssh daemon then yes scp is the selection to use. It will not matter if you have > 1 ssh sessions running at once you can connect with putty/winscp and more as many times as you would like. SFTP is ftp ran through ssh so that may not be your option unless that service is runnning on your host.
You should use the linux account if you are allowed to login through ssh with that account, or a ssh account if one has been set for it..thats up to your host. The only service you should have running is ssh client to login with your host.
Hope that helps some and sorry if I posted anything that is wrong.
 
  


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