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Old 03-12-2004, 12:06 AM   #1
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download via ssh?

Hi all I am new to the linux world and am loving it so far...I have many books and have been doing alot of reading, but there is a question I have that doesn't seem to be covered in the books (at least I cant find it). I have a linux box runnin Redhat 7.3 at a friends house I am experimenting with as a web/file server. I have been accessing it from home via SSH with Putty. My question is, is it possible to remotely access my server from my home pc, and download files to the server from a website or remote location? If that is not possible is there a way I can download the files to my pc and transfer them to the server via the SSH or even a FTP connection? Any help, suggestionsl, or fingers pointed in a general direction for me to look would be highly appreciated. Thanks alot.

Old 03-12-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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If you are able to SSH in, you can use a console based file trasnfer utility such as wget, or use a console based webbrowser such as links which includes a functional download manager.
If you would like to transfer files from your home pc to remote server, yeah you can setup an ftp, though in fact ssh already provide file transfer capability.
You can use scp to transfer files directly or sftp, which IIRC is enabled by default in most distros.
For scp you can use the pscp.exe tool that comes with Putty, the syntax goes something like this (you need to use it on a command prompt):

pscp <source> <destination>

source and destination can be both a remote location or local, for remote you use user@remotehost:/path/to/file

So for example if I want to transfer a file called c:\myfile.doc to /home/user1 on the remote server , I can do

pscp c:\myfile.doc user1@

For sftp there's psftp.exe, the usage is pretty much the same as a standard command line ftp client

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Old 03-12-2004, 12:43 AM   #3
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Here are a few popular FTP daemons if you prefer not to use the ssh transfer capibility.



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This article: goes over the basics of SCP (secure copy) use (over SSH server).


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