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  • Started 12 years ago by swright
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • swright Member

    My service provider is now using SSH (Secure SHell) to keep out hackers. He says the only program that will allow me into the server now is a Windows program called WinSCP. I can't believe that there is only one program that will do this and I can't believe that there is not a Mac program that will get me in. HELP!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • swright Member

    I'm replying to my own message. I've gone through all the posting I've found. I've tried to do the SSH tunneling using MacSSH and Fetch. The program MacSSH connects quickly no problem. But with Fetch I either get "Connection refused by the server" or if I attempt a different way "Your connection has timed out."
    Help! I feel that I am close but I can't quite get there.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • swright Member

    Replying to my message again. I have some more info for the person who will hopefully help me. When I attempt to login with fetch using the IP address (127.0.0.1) I quickly get back the message that Ican't connect to the server.
    When I attempt to type in a host name that is when I get the message that I've timed out. As far as typing in the host name. I've always, when using ftp typed in the servers name in this case rv4.rickadee.net. But that is the same host name that I typed in for MacSSH. Should it be different if so what?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The idea with tunneling Fetch through SSH is that you make the SSH connection to the server (in this case rv4.rickadee.net) and the Fetch connection to the SSH software running on your own computer (the address 127.0.0.1 refers to your computer). One important point is that you may have to connect to a non-standard port number. To do that you need to click the small triangle control in the New Connection window to reveal the "Non-standard Port Number" field.

    For a link to directions on using Fetch with MacSSH see: http://fetchsoftworks.com/links

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • swright Member

    Hello. Thanks for replying. Still not connecting. I tried entering different port numbers 21, 22, and 80. I also typed in my IP address (It is fixed) and I quickly got a message back saying that my connection was refused by the server. When I did this using 22 as a port number it ran for about 20 minutes with nothing to show.

    One question. I am running MacOS10.1.5. Fetch runs in this system (Carbon) but MacSSH runs in Classic. Could that be the problem, are they not seeing each other?

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • swright Member

    O.K. It has nothing to do with Carbon vs. Classic. I restrated in classic and tried it. I got the same thing. It has to be something to do with this port thing.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You have to set up what's called port forwarding in MacSSH (or you could use the command line ssh program on OS X). Part of that involves picking the port number for the "local" side of the ssh tunnel. That's the port number you will need to connect to. The web page mentioned in my previous post has details.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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