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Automatic transfert from windows to unix machine

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Hello, I am looking for an easy way to set up automatic file transfert from windows to unix machine
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by:Neil Russell
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Define Automatic? Hourly? Weekly? When files change? please expand

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daily
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sorry  automatic :when files changes (updates...)
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by:Ringthane
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I use the following:

1) Perl script on Windows (looping, sleeping 60 secs) checking for modified files. If so, copy it to a directory on a Unix system using FTP for a restricted user.

2) Perl script on Unix (started by cron, every minute) checking if files arrived in the directory, if so copy them to the right spot.
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can you post the script please
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Tomunique earned 250 total points
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install putty on your windows machine
run puttygen to build a set of public/private keys
save public key on your unix machine's userid in it's $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys file
   Perms become picky here... ensure all directoires from / all the way to the .ssh directory do NOT have write perms for group or other. (same with authorized_keys file).


on windows box, run

pscp  c:\windowspath\file   unixuserid@unixhostnameorip:/unixpath/to/savethefile

Using ssh-keys are far more secure than any password solution.
99% of the other solutions are going to have you store a clear-text password in a script.
using ssh-keys you do need to protect your private key, but, the public key could be posted on the internet, nobody can use it without the private counter-part.

Tom

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