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

  1. Revenge

    Revenge Active Member

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    I use FlashFXP + SecureCRT.
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    nice another secureCRT user :)
     
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    Yep, i use it for many years now. Once we try it, its simple impossible to go back to putty.
    As for FlashFXP, i think i use it since the beginning. Its so good i never tried other ones.
     
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    Xshell is free for private use and also saves credentials, allows for scripting, etc.
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Until now I am using WinSCP (for SFTP) and KiTTY.

    Kitty is able to use port-knocking. I have my ssh server protected via CSF firewall and the alternative SSH port is closed for everyone, except for my IP-address at home. When I want to login from another IP address I can use port-knocking. CSF can be setup for 'port-knocking' to open a port for a couple of seconds. You can set it up to be triggered with a sequence of frames to different ports. KiTTY can send such a sequence of frames and after that start a SSH session. Even when the firewall has closed the SSH port again, the current session will stay open, but does not react when others try to start a ssh session.

    Tried this one just now, and it looks very good. Built-in graphical sftp viewer and also possible to use as 'portable application'. Seems to be a cygwin application and has built-in X-server. And most important it is free for home-use. I think I will try to use this for a while to see if it can replace KiTTY/WinSCP (even if it does not support native portknocking)
     
  7. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    port-knocking nice - don't use it myself so not sure if securecrt has support heh

    yes the build in graphical sftp viewer is handy though i use securecrt's cmd line based inbuilt sftp fine :)
     
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    They added Port Knocking 3 years ago.
     
  9. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ah thanks for the clarification :)
     
  10. pamamolf

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    After testing Xshell and Secure CRT :

    Xshell is more easy to use and it is free..

    Secure crt looks more powerful with many options but i didn't found yet how to save server password and i can't find the history of commands to repeat on servers...

    But ok it was a fast 15 minutes test :)
     
  11. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    huh ? that is a feature of ssh system itself just type the word = history
     
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    What i mean is on Xshell if i use a command for all tab servers it is there as a history to repeat without typing again..

    [​IMG]
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    not sure of Xshell but securecrt supports it = up arrow
     
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    Late to the party here...

    Historically I used WinSCP & Putty/Kitty (mainly as Portable Apps) both superb and rock solid. I then found MobaXterm which I now use pretty much all the time.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    nice pretty much what @SeaTea is using too :)
     
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    XShell 5 is great and It's FREE :)
    upload_2016-10-7_2-26-26.png
     
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    XFTP 5 also :)
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    PuTTY and FileZilla :ROFLMAO:
    Just downloaded MobaXterm to try out the free version

    Why is PuTTY still in beta after being released in 1999?
     
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    I end up also using XShell and Winscp :)
     
  20. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    FYI, SecureCRT's native sftp support allows to open an sftp connection within your SSH session so you can easily download (get) or upload (put) via sftp from your server to your local computer. Just using common ftp commands.

    Screenshot example is download centmin mod install log from /root/centminlogs to local D:\ftp directory :)

    securecrt-sftp.gif