[lug] LAMP FTP setup

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Jun 6 22:55:29 MDT 2007

On Jun 6, 2007, at 6:17 PM, karl horlen wrote:

> fwiw, i'm still confused how straight ssh really
> solves the problem (barring your solution below).
> once logged in via ssh, end user then has to learn how
> to use scp.  on a windows box, the directory
> structures are often long, convoluted and have
> embedded spaces which makes finding the path you want
> or typing in any kind of path in a copy command
> prohibitive even for an experienced user.
> is there some other way one cp's files from a remote
> system to a local window's box using something like
> putty on win that is easier than what i've described
> above?

For complete newbies to SSH/SCP, I have always pointed folks at WinSCP.

It's a free-as-in-beer drag-and-drop interface on Windows for scp,  
and once they have a profile set up to access the server they want to  
access, it's super-simple.  They do have a learning curve to figure  
out file permissions and ownership in some cases, but it makes that  
simple by providing checkboxes for that type of thing in a right- 
click context menu for the files.

For users who develop websites on their Macs, Fugu does a pretty nice  
job, and there are a couple others I can't think of right now that  
are better.

Nate Duehr
nate at natetech.com

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