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Lleb_KCir 08-12-2004 05:13 PM

GUI based SFTP programs that run in linux?
 
are there any? if not could someone please educate me on how to use sftp /scp to copy/push files between my 2 linux boxes.

i have samba setup on one of them (RH9, its my laptop), but i dont know how to make linux talk to a samba share. i understand how to navigate around via ssh, but no clue how to push/pull files from the laptop to my desktop. i am running Whitebox 3 on the desktop.

thanks for the help.

Lleb_KCir 08-12-2004 05:21 PM

just to add, i really like the way winSCP works in windows. its very simular to cuteFTP so it makes it very simple to use. that is the kind of program i am looking for. that or just an education on how to better utilize the CLI for ssh/sftp/scp.

thank you.

Lleb_KCir 08-18-2004 01:20 PM

i take it no one knows of any such animal, and is not willing to assist with this learning curve...

vswr31 08-18-2004 03:56 PM

i use an SSH client that came with a secure ftp program, but thats on my windows computer.
u can try the following
http://secureftp.glub.com/
http://www.xbill.org/sftp/

Lleb_KCir 08-18-2004 05:00 PM

great thanks for the links.

yes i use winSCP for my windows clients to access sFTP to linux and that is great. im hopping one of those links will give me something like that for my RH/Whitebox systems too.

Lleb_KCir 08-19-2004 12:33 AM

little help please...

I installed java from sun and then downloaded the unix vs of the sFTP program from your first link.

the instructions say to just type java -jar..... but i am getting this error:

Code:

[ray2@raylap ray2]$ java -jar secureftp.jar
bash: java: command not found
[ray2@raylap ray2]$ whereis java
java: /usr/share/java
[ray2@raylap ray2]$ su -
Password:
[root@raylap root]# java -jar secureftp.jar
-bash: java: command not found
[root@raylap root]#

so yes tried that as both normal user and as root.

http://www.glub.com/products/securef...s/launch.shtml

Quote:

To run Secure FTP from the jar file, do the following:

Windows or Mac OS X
Double-click on the jar file.
Unix
From a shell, type: java -jar secureftp.jar
so im a bit lost... thanks for the help.

vswr31 08-19-2004 02:19 AM

not sure what that command does.
 
What is that command supposed to accomplish.
try changing to the directory that the command is in and then executing it.
you where on the right track with the whereis command, but remember if a command isnt in your path u either have to execute it from its home directory or type the entire path.

a great resource for all things linux is
www.google.com/linux

Lleb_KCir 08-19-2004 11:46 PM

well it is supposed to start the GUI sFTP program from what i understand...

Code:

[ray2@raylap ray2]$ /usr/share/java -jar secureftp.jar
bash: /usr/share/java: is a directory
[ray2@raylap ray2]$ cd /usr/share/java/
[ray2@raylap java]$ java -jar secureftp.jar
bash: java: command not found
[ray2@raylap java]$

but as you can see, even from that directory, it is still not a command...

i guess that app and its directions are just bonkerz in what they say.

oh well.

Electro 08-20-2004 12:25 AM

First thing I would do is navigate to /usr/share and find out if java is a directory. Then go into that directory and go into bin. The program java is in there. You can add more paths to search in your PATH environment variable.

I think Konqueror has sftp. Also gftp has it too.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 01:39 AM

thanks for the help, but after 3 differnt programs all NOT working according to their setup instructions i think im done with trying to learn sFTP for linux. at least the damn GUI of windows works straight out of the double clicky install. nothing to configure beyound answering some simple basic questions.

do i want it to look like A, or look like B. done it works.

mhearn 08-20-2004 07:47 AM

Well in theory this functionality is built into KDE and GNOME.

In KDE try going to fish://user@host/path, in GNOME try sftp:// .... gnomes version never worked too well for me though.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 10:57 AM

i just want something simple that looks and runs a lot like cuteFTP or winSCP

http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/sc.../commander.gif

thats a simple SS of winSCP running on winXP. if you do not know the path to your desitnation how can you navigate...

with something like cuteFTP, and winSCP you do not need to know the exact path, you just need to know the computer, user/pw and then you can FIND what you need/want.

rokka 08-20-2004 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lleb_KCir
i just want something simple that looks and runs a lot like cuteFTP or winSCP

http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/sc.../commander.gif

thats a simple SS of winSCP running on winXP. if you do not know the path to your desitnation how can you navigate...

with something like cuteFTP, and winSCP you do not need to know the exact path, you just need to know the computer, user/pw and then you can FIND what you need/want.

Well, just type: fish://user@host in the location bar of konqueror (assuming kde) then.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 11:56 AM

gnome, what is fish?

mhearn 08-20-2004 12:28 PM

WinSCP works OK in wine if you use native comctl32

I'm working on fixing the rebar problem it displays now. No promises though.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 12:42 PM

hmm, that is a thought. i was hopping to find a native program, but if i can get winSCP running in wine, that would help.

Electro 08-20-2004 03:14 PM

I guess you skimmed my post. gFTP (command is gftp) is just like cuteFTP and winSCP. You just need to find the server path for sftp-server and typed it in for the SSH tab in the options window. I think it is in /usr/lib/ssh. For gFTP to login through SFTP. Select SSH.

Linux programs tells you what it needs unlike Windows it tells you crap what it needs.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 04:43 PM

problem is i tried to follow the install steps provided by gFTP, and they did not work. i got to the ./configure by make was not created, and all of the "makefile.sh makefile, INSTALL, install.sh" type files created during the ./configure had nothing to do with MAKE.

so after a very long day and being more then slightly crabby i gave up on it. it does not work as advertised. it is not in the yum repositories for RH9 or the legacy repositories for FC, and their RPM failed several dependancies and i did not have the time nor the patients to go chacing them down. 4 of them IIRC. 2 of i know for a fact are running on my RH box as they are part of the gcc libs and i have ALL of the gcc libs installed and updated that are available for RH9.

no i did not skim over you post. i jumped right on trying to get gftp working, but it does not work as per their instructions.

Electro 08-20-2004 06:36 PM

Oh I thought you have trouble trying to access SFTP. Red hat comes with gftp. Look on the CDs or type apt-get gftp. No need to compile it if you have it on the CDs. Always look there and then if you did not find it go download it and compile it.

You have to do
./configure
make
make install

./configure creates the makefile. make compiles from the instructions of the makefile. make install copies the libraries and execution files to the normal default directory /usr/local or it can be anywhere if you give a prefix path. On some distributions it will also run ldconfig for you.

You need a gcc compiler, headers or devel packages installed for gnome, and headers or devel packages for the kernel.

Lleb_KCir 08-20-2004 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Electro
Oh I thought you have trouble trying to access SFTP. Red hat comes with gftp. Look on the CDs or type apt-get gftp. No need to compile it if you have it on the CDs. Always look there and then if you did not find it go download it and compile it.

You have to do
./configure
make
make install

./configure creates the makefile. make compiles from the instructions of the makefile. make install copies the libraries and execution files to the normal default directory /usr/local or it can be anywhere if you give a prefix path. On some distributions it will also run ldconfig for you.

You need a gcc compiler, headers or devel packages installed for gnome, and headers or devel packages for the kernel.

the instructions you gave for compiling gftp are exactly what i tried and got the above errors. (sad)

ill pull out my CDs and see if i can at least find a working vs of gftp that i can access. odd that if it is on the CDs that yum can not find it.

djmook 08-25-2004 05:02 PM

secpanel
 
Have you tried secpanel?

http://www.pingx.net/secpanel/

From their website:
SecPanel serves as a graphical user interface for managing and running SSH (Secure Shell) and SCP (Secure Copy) connections

SecPanel sits on top of SSH software-suites and supports the SSH.com and the OpenSSH-version.


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