homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.20.77.156
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / New To Web Development
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: brotherhood of lan & mack

New To Web Development Forum

    
need help with ftp and SSH
stevebrett




msg:3837769
 9:38 pm on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have a client who has a server that apparently only accepts ftp connections with ssh. To make matters more complicated the developer who set it up is on the outs with them so we can't turn to him for help.

The client has standard ftp credentials to give me plus a third string that in the developers initial notes has (ssh) before it.

Im using ipswitch wsftp pro, and have read the instructions about how to implement this but am as confused now as when i started.

I guess the bottom line is can i get connected with what i have, or does the server need some configuration to allow me to connect, that I- they cant make

Thanks

Steve

 

coopster




msg:3838208
 2:27 pm on Jan 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

ipswitch wsftp pro

I'm not familiar with that software but would like to assume it can handle ssh connections. If not, FileZilla is an open source alternative that can indeed handle ssh connections.

stevebrett




msg:3838222
 3:01 pm on Jan 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

it can, but I guss my question had more to do with how it gets set up in a generic way. I see references to installing public and private keys, so I assume this second password is used to generate them. But then is some part of what gets generated need to be installed on the server like the public key?

wheel




msg:3838942
 2:48 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think you only need to install keys if you want to be able to connect without actually logging on. If you're OK typing in a user/password when you connect, you can ignore that.

It should be as easy as setting up the wsftp pro to either use sftp of ssh to connect, then go ahead like normal. In other words, just one setting on your end.

If that doesn't work, you've either got the wrong connection type or there's something else wrong.

(warning, nonauthoritative answer :) ).

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / New To Web Development
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved