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Re: Connect linux PC to linux PC

Andy Green wrote:
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jim lawrence wrote:

| Is there a GUI for ssh it is running on the Desktop now
| For me just to connect to it, and maybe browse it?  then copy files to
| and from ?

If you want this GUI type stuff, you need to install KDE.

| ssh work for this?

ssh itself is mainly used to literally log into a remote machine and get
a shell.

However it comes with this other program scp, which allows the encrypted
file transfer action between machines.

So what you can do is

ssh username hostname

to get a remote shell, where you can use cd, ls -l, and whatever to poke
around on the remote server to see what is where, and then when you
identify the file you need to copy, run scp as I described before in a
second terminal window.

Actually, ssh is a gateway to a lot of stuff. It sets up a secure connection between machines. At its lowest level, yes, it gives you a shell. However, as you pointed out, scp uses the ssh to tunnel a remote copy session so it's secure. Ditto with sftp (secure ftp tunneled over the ssh session). Also ditto with "vncviewer -via host host2" (secure VNC session tunneled over the ssh session) and a raft of other things. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - Rick Stevens, Senior Systems Engineer rstevens vitalstream com - - VitalStream, Inc. http://www.vitalstream.com - - - - Huked on foniks reely wurked for me! - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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