severely OT; re PUTTY [ssh]

David Benfell benfell at
Tue Jul 10 18:41:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 08 Jul 2007 22:44:58 -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Peter Boosten wrote:
>> Gary Kline wrote:
>>> 	I was able to find, ldown load and instal the DOS/Windows ssh
>>> 	utility, but am having trouble scp'ing stuff between my BSD side
>>> 	and my W2K server.  Anybody know what file I have to modify to
>>> 	get permission on the windows computer?
>> Gary,
>> Search for winscp, a (free) graphical drag&drop scp tool.
>> I've seen some limitations with scp of putty (like file sizes over 2 
>> Gigs).
>> Peter
> Gary,
>    If you're just trying to do file transferring/sharing in a local 
> 'secure' network, I suggest Samba in place of scp. You might also want to 
> consider Samba + VPN as well; scp is great for porting files over long 
> distances, or a last resort for dealing with Unix <=> Windows transferring, 
> but just seems incredibly kludgey when dealing with files/directories 
> otherwise (having to maintain an ssh connection, having to install a 
> scp/ssh client per machine for instance are what I consider kludgey).
> Cheers,
> -Garrett

My trick for this is that I got some Windows system somewhere to install
PuTTY (and some other nice to have software) on my memory stick.  I just
plug it in when I have to deal with a Windows system.

David Benfell, LCP
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