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SSH Secure File Transfer (Windows)

The Windows Secure Shell (SSH) client available on Bevoware has a built-in secure file transfer program. You can use this program to drag and drop your local files and folders to the Web server.

If you do not already have the SSH Client for Windows on your computer, you can download it from the Bevoware site. The instructions below assume that you have already installed the program.

Getting Connected

  1. Launch the SSH Program.
  2. Click the Quick Connect button to connect to your Web server. In the case of Web Central (www.utexas.edu), the server is uts.cc.utexas.edu.
  3. Enter the server name, and your login name and click Connect. Leave the port number and Authentication Method fields to their defaulted values.
    ssh connection dialog box
  4. When prompted for your password, enter it in the dialog box and click OK.
  5. Once you have logged on successfully, a terminal window appears and you will see a command prompt where you can type UNIX commands.
  6. Click the file transfer button (shown in the figure below) to open the file transfer window to the Web server.
    ssh window with file transfer button highlighted

You can also launch the Secure File Transfer client directly (rather than the SSH Terminal client) and click the Quick Connect button within the Secure File Transfer client. It will present connection information similar to that described above.

At this stage you are ready to transfer files.

Transferring Files

Transferring files with the SSH file transfer program is a drag and drop process.

  1. The left window pane displays files and folders on your local PC. Simply double-click on a folder to open it or click the up arrow icon (shown below) to move up a level in the folder hierarchy.
    ssh file transfer window
  2. The right window pane behaves similarly. Rather than clicking the up-arrow multiple times however, it is easier to simply enter the path to your publishing folder in the directory box.
  3. Once you have navigated to the correct locations on both your local PC and the remote Web server, transfer files by simply dragging them from the left window pane to the right window pane. You can also download files from the server as well by dragging them from the right window pane to the left window pane.
  4. After you have navigated to the correct folder on the remote system, you can have the SSH client remember this location by clicking the Add button. Next time you start your SSH file transfer program you can choose these remembered locations from the drop-down list.

Quitting

When you are finished transferring files, close both the file transfer window and the SSH terminal window.


  Updated 2006 January 17
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