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quartz
Hi,

I have ssh access to remote FreeBSD system, but no ftp. I want edit remote files directly on server using local windows app like notepad.

I know there is sshfs for linux which is possible to mount ssh file system on local file system. Maybe there is something similar for windows?
RiCtee
I don't really get this. You want to access the FreeBSD system using SSH on Windows?? If that's it, you probably want to try PuTTY - http://www.putty.nl/. It's Open Source and Free.
quartz
Yes im using putty. But i cant make ftp tunnel because on server no ftp is running. I have only ssh and http access.
munky1
If you can access it physically you could install something along the lines of GoToMyPc. Or just grab subseven 2.1 as it does even more.

Is it you server? Or are you just trying to hack a buddy?
RiCtee
quartz wrote:
Yes im using putty. But i cant make ftp tunnel because on server no ftp is running. I have only ssh and http access.

PuTTY is for SSH!!! It clearly says on the top of the official website -"PuTTY: A Free Telnet/SSH Client". You only need to select the radio button for SSH.
headlong
What about SSH Client? You can modify text files on server in its FTP interface. After you save the file, the FTP client will ask you whether to put it back automatically to the server. It is not mounting things but it works for me.
quartz
Yeah i know how to use Putty but sometimes i edit some documents on home computer and after i need to put them on server.

I do not want to hack or do something illegal, i just want easier access to my files.

Thank you all for answers. I have found solution: "WinSCP" http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
Ken_Fallon
Quote:
RiCtee: I don't really get this. You want to access the FreeBSD system using SSH on Windows?? If that's it, you probably want to try PuTTY - http://www.putty.nl/. It's Open Source and Free.


It would be extremely usefull to be able to map a drive letter to a sshfs system as it would allow ALL applications withing windows to access a ssh drive directly. Rather than having to edit - save - exit - upload - open edit etc you could edit the files directly on the remote server.
hemancuso
SftpDrive for windows is available, it implements a full filesystem for SSH/SFTP

http://www.sftpdrive.com
infobankr
I've tried the demo of sftpdrive and it worked great, but I didn't want to shell out the $$ for it.
JayBee
Try WebDrive - http://www.southrivertechnologies.com/products/webdrive/
But it is also not free Very Happy

You have two best ways Wink
- Use Linux (or FreeBSD), there "everything" works free
- Learn VIM (or other editor) and edit your files directly throught ssh client

I use both (vim and linux) and now I can't imagine another better way.
azuwis
filezilla + sftp (provided by sshd)
fusiondog
A Japanese project that is a real open source fuse replacement for windows:
http://dokan-dev.net/en/download/
roystonlodge
Do you have sufficient access to this FreeBSD server to install an FTP server?

If you do, then here's my suggestion.

1) Set up the FTP server to listen to a port of your choosing, other than the usual port 21.

2) Use PuTTY to connect to the FreeBSD server, set to forward the port you chose for the FTP server.

3) Use Netdrive to access the FTP server as a Windows filesystem, tunnelled through the SSH connection.

This is how I would do it. In fact, now that you've made me think of this solution I may use it for my own web server instead of using SFTP. Right now I have to edit my HTML files on a local disk and then upload them to the web server. It would be really nice to be able to edit the HTML files directly on the web server via Netdrive.

Netdrive is free for home use at www.netdrive.net. Many university computer departments also offer it as a free download for their students, but since they don't require a login anybody can download the app. That's how I got it. That way you don't have to open an account on netdrive.net. Here's a link at the University of Illinois, for example: http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/itl/webdisks/02_windows.html

Perhaps there is a simpler way to do it. I leave that to others.
tc21
Use WinSCP. WinSCP is a ssh/sftp/ftp client for Windows that facilitated file transferes.
Fire Boar
tc21 wrote:
Use WinSCP. WinSCP is a ssh/sftp/ftp client for Windows that facilitated file transferes.


You know... the user did say, two years ago, that the solution the found, which was WinSCP, worked. Please let this thread die in peace.
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