Secure Shell at MCSR/UM
The SSH (Secure Shell) is a more secure replacement for telnet, rlogin, rsh, rcp, and ftp. Windows users
can download a free client for non-commercial use.
Mac OS X users can use the command line SSH client via the Terminal application. For example:
where r5555 is the username and hpcwoods.olemiss.edu is the hostname of the server.
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.