Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

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jonezy187
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Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

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So I am relatively new to Linux and have a very basic understanding of terminal. I'm looking to setup a basic FTP/SSH to the machine but I'm having a bit of trouble following guides currently on the net already. All i want to do is access a certain folder away from home with read and write access. Is there app that can setup a server for me at all? Or am I missing the boat here and it is in face quite simple?
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Re: Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

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OpenSSH Server & Client is the way to go, particularly using "authorized keys" so you do not need to login all the time. I maintain many clients Linux machines this way.

This may help:

http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/screed/?p=2392

and there are dozens of OpenSSH tutorials on the web.

regards,
rhodry.
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it's about learning to dance in the rain.
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Re: Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

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Thanks for that. I managed to setup SSH but can't seem to figure out how to log in using Putty/FileZilla/WinSCP etc. I've tried using my machine name and username. Is there something I'm missing?
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Re: Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

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I finally found a program called TeamViewer which has a file transfer option on top of a remote desktop client which is perfect for what i was after. thanks for your help.
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