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Turn off your PC and BitTorrent from a Linux console with rTorrent

This week's series of tips is all about downloading files via BitTorrent. We'll highlight ways in which to torrent more efficiently, obtain higher download speeds, and generally make the whole process easier. For more tech tips, check our Tips index. Only noobs BitTorrent from their main Windows or Mac computer! Torrenting uses a lot of system resources and can significantly slow down your...

BotSync wirelessly syncs files to your Android device via SFTP

There are plenty of big-name sync tools available for Android -- like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Fiabee. Those of you who prefer taking the DIY approach, however, might want to check out BotSync, a new app that can connect to your own SFTP server. Configuring BotSync is simple enough. Enter your server address and credentials, the appropriate port number, local and remote directories to use as...

Cyberduck brings FTP, WebDAV, S3, and Google Docs transfers to Windows

Cyberduck has long been a favorite app of Mac owners, and with good reason. The free, open source app is a powerful way to transfer files between your desktop and the cloud, supporting FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Docs, Windows Azure, and more. Now, Cyberduck has finally arrived on Windows. The release of version 4.0 beta packs the same great features as the Mac version, including SCP,...

KiTTY is Win32-native PuTTY

KiTTY is Win32-native PuTTY. If you've ever used PuTTY before, this is all you need to know. On the other hand, if you're wondering what PuTTY is, let me tell you! It's what I'm here for, after all. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator; you can use it as a client for Telnet, SSH, raw TCP sessions, and rlogin. If you have no idea what any of this means, I'm afraid KiTTY may prove less...

WinSCP open source SFTP and FTP client for Microsoft Windows

WinSCP is freeware SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure CoPy) client for Windows using SSH (Secure Shell) and has hit version 4.2.6. Its main purpose is the safe of copying files between local and remote computers. Beyond this basic function, it manages some other actions with files, like basic operations with files, such as copying and moving. One of two selectable program interfaces...

iPhone apps coming fast and furious

No Apple hasn't finally given us what we want by releasing an official iPhone SDK so developers can create true apps for the phone, but that doesn't seem to be holding back enterprising hackers. Erica Sadun at our sister site The Unofficial Apple Weblog has released a basic text editor and even a screenshot app for the iPhone, while Gizmodo has MobileTerminal, a command line app that should allow...

SSH for your iPhone

Got an iPhone and hoping to SSH into one of your servers to tweak or check something while on the go? This iPhone SSH client might be the trick. Designed to run in the iPhone's browser, this SSH tool looks full featured enough to be useful for the occasional sysadmin task. This is a real killer app for the iPhone user who also happens to be a big geek, but we don't know how trustworthy it might...

How To: Transfer your PuTTY settings between computers

PuTTY is tops on the short list of applications I install first on any Windows machine. Over the years I've used PuTTY, I've installed it on a huge number of computers but I've always had one complaint; There isn't a configuration file I can backup or move to a new machine. Getting all the little comfort settings correct for each SSH connection can be a pain. The third time you set emulation,...

OpenSSH 4.4 released

The OpenSSH team has officially realeased OpenSSH 4.4/4.4p. The latest updates to the popular ssh server and ssh/sftp client include some extremely advanced features for administrators, as well as the requisite OpenSSH security audits. As of 4.4, sshd_conf now supports a "Match" directive for conditional configuration to tailor the server to specific clients based on user, group, hostname, or ip,...

Synchronize a Linux laptop and desktop

LinuxPlanet has a very thorough explanation of two ways to sync up files on a laptop/desktop pair within Linux. SSH comes to mind first, as OpenSSH should be available to any Linux user. But of course, there are some wrinkles. LinuxPlanet irons those out, and goes on to explain how to use rsync instead. This works better for more intricate transfers. A great how-to for those of you looking for...

SftpDrive: Access your SSH server as a network drive in Windows

SftpDrive is a commercial app (free six-week trial, $39 to buy) that lets you map remote SSH/SFTP servers to network drives in Windows, meaning you can access your remote files just like local files from any Windows program securely. In addition to mapping network drives, SftpDrive will do SSH tunneling. I installed the trial (the download is less than 1.5MB) and found that the "zero...

freeSSHd: Free, lightweight SSH server for Windows

Need to log into your PC and get your files remotely and securely? freeSSHd is a good place to start. It's a free SSH server for Windows that will get you set up with secure remote console access and file transfers quickly and painlessly. It's also pretty lightweight—the download is under 700kb—which we always like. [Via Lifehacker]...