Secure Shell at MCSR/UM
The SSH (Secure Shell) is a more secure replacement for telnet, rlogin, rsh, rcp, and ftp.
A non-commercial version of SSH Secure Shell for Servers (Unix/Linux) is available in source-code on the web. You can download version 3.1 from the Ole Miss IT Helpdesk web site, download version 3.2.9 or get the latest version from the SSH Web Site (although it is no longer free from there.) Macintosh users are not currently supported directly, but a number of third-party client solutions are available for both SSH1 and SSH2. Nifty Telnet is a secure shell client for the MacIntosh, and can be downloaded from the IT Helpdesk.
Uploading Files with the Secure Shell File Transfer Client
- From Windows, choose Start, Programs, SH Secure Shell, Secure File Transfer Client.
- From there, choose File, Connect, and specify the host information.
- Choose Operation, Upload, and browse/select your local file to upload.
- Choose, Upload.
Alternatives to SSH?
- XWin32 is a secure alternative to SSH.
- rlogin is a not-so-secure alternative to SSH. (Your password will not be encrypted). Also, any servers which have telnet disabled will ususally have rlogin disabled as well.
- telnet, where available, is a non secure alternative to SSH.
- PuTTY is a free, Windows-based secure shell client that may be downloaded from the web and used to connect to UM servers from off-campus.