[ubuntu-uk] Help needed with ssh
bagnaj97 at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 14 09:21:16 BST 2009
John Matthews wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> Yay, that has helped immensely, I have managed to get into the server
> and can see all the files using sftp. Brilliant. Its really helped
> because I have just noticed why something isnt working.
> Amazing, agian you all have been really helpful. I hope I can ask more
> @Sean.....I have added you to my AIM, hope that is ok.
> Alan Bell wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> ssh is a secure way of communicating with a remote server. At the most
>> basic level it is like having a terminal session on the remote computer,
>> you can use commands such as "cd" to change directory, "ls" to view the
>> contents of your current directory (same as "dir" in dos) "pwd" to print
>> your current working directory location. "nano index.html" to edit the
>> file called index.html in the current directory.
>> You can also pass other things over the secure tunnel. If you use "sftp
>> john at remote.host.com" instead of "ssh john at remote.host.com" then you get
>> a secure ftp-like session where you can put and get files to and from
>> the server. You can also do this graphically in Ubuntu by going to the
>> places menu then connect to server and select ssh from the dropdown. Put
>> in your details then you will be able to browse the remote server over
>> the ssh session and do pretty much anything on it as if it were local.
>> John Matthews wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>> I am so sorry to ask this, but I was wondering if somebody would be
>>> willing to give me some help with ssh and commands for running a website
>>> via a terminal.
>>> I have been trying to learn from the websites, but I am not finding it
>>> easy. If somebody could just start by showing me some basic commands, to
>>> start off with, just so I can start, I would really appreciate it.
>>> Thank you
Although you seem to be happy using the "Connect to server..." gui
interface there are some things which you will have to do through a
terminal ssh session such as restarting the webserver if you've changed
any configuration for it. If, as it sounds like, you're unfamiliar with
the command line then the "man" command is your friend. Man is short for
manual and gives you a help file for various commands. For example "man
ls" would give you a document listing the various options for the ls
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