[oclug] telnet/ssh Usage Question
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linuxdoctor.biz
Thu Apr 29 14:25:00 EDT 2004
On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:26:27 -0400 (EDT)
"Rod Giffin" <rod at giffinscientific.com> wrote:
> Because I manage a website with those characteristics that DOESN'T
> include ssh or any other sort of access other than a lame web
> interface, and/or FTP... I can tell you it is absolutely invaluable to
> have some sort of shell access, preferably secure. But the server in
> this case does provide a way around it which, for me, is fairly
> straightforward though.
Would PhpShell or similar do? (lol)
> I build everything on a local server, FTP it to the webserver, and
> include a script file which sets up anything that I'd otherwise do
> immediately(database updates etc.)
That seems to a common modus operandi, although a number of people I've
talked to don't take as much care as you do by staging upgrades for
testing. They're of the "I never make mistakes crowd."
> Nonetheless, I would not pay extra for SSH access. I simply wouldn't
> use a service that didn't provide some sort of secondary access to the
> system to back up their customer tools.
That's good to know. What's provided is exim and the filemanager that
comes with it (very lame) plus ftp access. However, I do know that
PhpShell works. It's almost usabable and with a few tweeks could easily
be completely usable.:-) On a lark I uploaded a version to my private
account and gave it a try.
"Mars is red because that way we could tell which one
is which." -- 8 year old girl.
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