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Discussion in 'System Administration' started by eva2000, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    nice to have ed25519 and ecdsa private and public key generation support added :)

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    Still stick to Linux Mint Terminal and Filezilla :D.
     
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    Putty and Winscp and nothing else but i start moving to a native linux terminal and looking for a GUI sftp alternative for linux but i want to avoid Filezilla....
     
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    ModeltogTossen I wish I could??

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    Not real GUI - but MC is indeed your sweet friend.. Start in terminal by mc (if installed)
     
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    rdan Well-Known Member

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    Filezilla on Linux is very stable.
     
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    Yes but not open source :(
     
  7. ethanpil

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    My favorite on Windows have always been XShell + Xftp which are free for personal use. They integrate very well with each other and have superb functionality and stability, and excellent user interface. They are also fairly responsive to suggestions on their user forums.
     
  8. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    yes i remember xshell is closest i've seen to securecrt in looks / tabs at least Xshell 5 Overview :)
     
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    I'm trying it right now and I'm loving it right off the bat. It's so much better than PuTTY and WinSCP. Thanks.
     
  10. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Thought I'd share how SSH client, SecureCRT's inbuilt SFTP client works - basically you can initiate a SFTP connection to your server directly within SSH client's so you can upload and download files via SFTP

    this was an example of me uploading a example ssl certificate provider bundled zip file to the ssl directory and unzipping it/concatenating the files for ssl setup via SFTP from within my SSH connection

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    Xshell+XFtp also support this feature. You can open SSH from FTP or vice versa. Also, if you have rz installed on the server, you can drag/drop files right into the Xshell window which is very cool but not as fast as FTP since it uses ancient Z-Modem, but its useful and fast enough for text files like source code, config files or certificates....
     
  12. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    yes i noticed Xshell has that feature listed too :)

    I'm just use to SecureCRT/SecureFX as I've been using it for 13+ yrs now :)
     
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    Does xshell and secure crt has login manager for ssh so i can save logins for easier login?
     
  14. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yup :) securecrt even allows the password part to be saved in encrypted format on local pcs :)
     
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    The only reason that i will start using anything else than Putty is that it doesn't support tabs :(
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    once you use securecrt you'll never go back to anything else, been using it for 10-12yrs now :)
     
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    I am wondering if it is possible to manage at once many servers using that kind of software or if i need another better way....

    For example i want to send to all my servers two commands like:

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    sed -i 's/oldvalue/newvalue/' php.ini
    fpmrestart
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I can see that both xshell 5 and secure crt has this option so i will test them for the next 2-3 days and i wil jump on one of them :)

    That will save me a lot of time :)

    Prices are high for both :(
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    time is money and saving time = $$$$ :)