ssh using Gnome

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Sat Apr 25 19:35:35 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Philip Wyett <philwyett at> wrote:

> On Sat, 2009-04-25 at 10:51 -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:


>         Click on Places and then click again on "Connect to Server".
> > This brings up a panel. The top setup is Service type and you want to
> > change that to SSH. Below that is a setting called Server: and here you
> > put in the IP number of the computer you want connect to like
> > and then skip down to where you can put in a name that you
> > want to connect to. Then put a check in Add bookmark. Just below that
> > put in a name you like that tells you which computer this is. For
> > example laptop-15. Now click on the Connect button.
> >
> >         Next a panel comes up asking for a Password. Enter the proper
> > information and click on Connect. Now look at the Desktop and you will
> > see a device called "sftp on" and it looks like a folder!
> > It is that other computers files, all of them. Just click on the folder
> > and it comes up in the Desktop - File Browser. You should know how to
> > use this.
> >
> >         Now turn off the connection. Do this by a right-hand click of
> > the folder and select Unmount Volume. That drops the connection. Now to
> > regain the connection just click on Places and see now the listing for
> > laptop-15 under Bookmarks on Hardy or just Places on Jaunty.
> >


> Nice one Karl. This is one of the lesser known gems I show people and
> how good is it. The ability to do this and never install a normal FTP
> server and have to admin that too/lessens the amount of open ports and
> just admin the one good thing that is SSH server.

I never though of ssh as a GUI operation.
Although , if I show this to a Windows converter,  he will go "Ahh.... it
has built in WinSCP ?"

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