[ILUG] Windows SCP/SFTP
kwg at renre-europe.com
Thu Feb 21 17:17:04 GMT 2002
On Dear, 2002-02-21 at 17:10, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, John Moylan wrote:
> > Putty works fine. When people use Ixplorer my sftpd server comes up with
> > "unable to reverse map <IP-ADDRESS>" and Ixplorer system hangs. All the CLI's I
> > have used work fine.
> Just out of interest given that these are windows usng people and
> apparently not particularly technically minded, are they all on your
> local network?
> If so, would Samba not be an option? It uses encrypted passwords (of some
> sort anyway). Granted I presume the data is not encrypted in transit but
> on a local network I'd have thought that wouldn't be too worrying. For a
> windows user Samba fits the model so well and works really well. WinSCP
> etc are really just an attempt to be like windows explorer which Samba
> works through.
And if you need to, you could set up smbmnt mount points if you are also
interested in shifting files in the other direction as well. In other
words you can have them share out files from their windows machines and
copy whichever files you want over through samba too.
The duck quacks.
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