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rsync+ssh or scp to upload?

remerson
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎26-04-2008

rsync+ssh or scp to upload?

Hello,
I currently have a standard account with PlusNet and up until now have been managing content on my webspace via FTP.
As I am looking to put on more content, I have started automating things. I'm aiming for passwordless rsync over ssh to upload static HTML pages trivially from a script. I know how to set it all up, it's just the actual access that's a problem.
I raised a question with PlusNet support who said they didn't support ssh but suggested I posted here.
Seems a bit crazy that inherently insecure protocols like FTP/Telnet are allowed (and even encouraged) but ssh is locked down.
I found some references to ssh access being allowed if you have CGI on your account, but I don't have this and can't see the option to switch it on in my account settings.
Is there anyway I can get scp/rsync+ssh access enabled or am I stuck with ftp forever? If it's just a case of dropping my public key in the right place that would be perfect.
Anyone else got this working?
Many thanks,
Rob
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Prod_Man
Grafter
Posts: 286
Registered: ‎04-08-2007

Re: rsync+ssh or scp to upload?

You will need to enable CCGI in "My Account" in the Home Pages Portal.
PlusNet do allow SSH, who ever told you they didn't is half lieing.
It's just that you cannot use SSH/S-FTP with the WWW Space.
As you corretly say, on that server you are stuck with FTP and Telnet.
Which is what I assume you are useing at the moment.
Once you have applied for CCGI Space,
you'll recieve an EMail and you should be all set from there on. Smiley
You should be able to use your WinSCP / Konquor + "fish://" and inorder to use S-FTP.
Well you say "secure",
SSH isn't all that secure even with RSA encryption and Public + Private Keys, but it's better than nothing.
Jim,
remerson
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎26-04-2008

Re: rsync+ssh or scp to upload?

Perfect.
Many thanks, Jim.