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Date:      Sun, 08 Jul 2007 22:44:58 -0700
From:      Garrett Cooper <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To:        Peter Boosten <peter@boosten.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: severely OT; re PUTTY  [ssh]
Message-ID:  <4691CB5A.2050208@u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <4691C79C.80806@boosten.org>
References:  <20070709004641.GA28114@thought.org> <4691C79C.80806@boosten.org>

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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



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