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  • Downloading files to my Webhost server.

    From Mikesla@VERT/PARANOR to All on Fri Jun 24 13:12:45 2011
    Hi.

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhost without having to download then upload to it.

    Okay now that I have said that, I know all about Putty, it works very well but what I am needing is something like a web-browser within my webhost which I can then use to login to forums, and sites I visit so I can download files which I need to be logged in to do.

    From what I've noticed Putty will not do this.

    So what do you folks think?

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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Mikesla on Fri Jun 24 17:33:04 2011
    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 01:12 pm

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhost without having to download then upload to it.

    Okay now that I have said that, I know all about Putty, it works very well but what I am needing is something like a web-browser within my webhost which I can then use to login to forums, and sites I visit so I can
    download files which I need to be logged in to do.

    There's a difference between a webhost and a virtual private server. You would use Putty to connect to a terminal shell on a remote server. Webhosting providers do not provide you with a shell, and so Putty has nothing to connect to.

    Assuming you have just a webhost, I'm not immediately aware of anything that could help you remotely log in. In fact, the "web" these days is designed to specifically disallow that for security. Your best bet is to download everything you need, and archive it into one ZIP file. Your provider should have a tool that allows you to upload and automatically unzip. If not, search around, there are some PHP tools available that you can install.

    If you do have a VPS, there are various ways to log in to a site from within the shell, assuming it's a *nix shell. I suggest installing "elinks", it's a pretty user friendly text web browser. You should be able to log into most sites with it and download what you need.



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mikesla on Fri Jun 24 17:57:29 2011
    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 13:12:45

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhos without having to download then upload to it.

    There's a protocol I know of called FXP that uses FTP to directly transfer files from one server to another, but I don't think it's all that common.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol

    Nightfox

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  • From Cykros@VERT/ERIS to Mikesla on Fri Jun 24 20:59:26 2011
    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 01:12 pm

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhost without having to download then upload to it.

    Okay now that I have said that, I know all about Putty, it works very well but what I am needing is something like a web-browser within my webhost which I can then use to login to forums, and sites I visit so I can
    download files which I need to be logged in to do.

    From what I've noticed Putty will not do this.

    So what do you folks think?

    Well, you gave very little information regarding your setup, but if you are using a linux/unix webhost (which, if you're using putty to connect to it, is at least somewhat more likely than it being a windows host), you could always use your normal web browser, copy links to files you want downloaded, and then use the program "wget" on your webhost (via a putty ssh connection) to instruct your server to download the files. You should also be able to script this process, if, say, you want to download a whole bunch of different files, using a text file list of the links to said files. And I'm sure my overview doesn't tell you exactly how to do it, but the manual page on that matter should do the job ("man wget" should bring that up on your webhost...if it doesn't, it's not installed, and not knowing your architecture/OS, I can't be of much help there...though the manual page should also be findable with a web search).

    Anyway, hope that gets you somewhere. Good luck.

    Cykros


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  • From Blueknight@VERT to Nightfox on Sat Jun 25 18:42:49 2011
    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 13:12:45

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhos without having to download then upload to it.

    There's a protocol I know of called FXP that uses FTP to directly transfer files from one server to another, but I don't think it's all that common.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol

    Nightfox

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    This is what I use

    http://www.flashfxp.com/

    Hope it can help you.

    BlueKnight

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Blueknight on Sun Jun 26 00:12:37 2011
    Re: Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Blueknight to Nightfox on Sat Jun 25 2011 18:42:49

    This is what I use
    http://www.flashfxp.com/
    Hope it can help you.

    Help me with what? I've used FlashFXP before, but I haven't had a use for it in a long time...

    Nightfox

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  • From Mikesla@VERT/PARANOR to Dreamer on Sun Jun 26 12:38:00 2011
    Dreamer wrote to Mikesla <=-

    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 01:12 pm

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhost without having to download then upload to it.

    Okay now that I have said that, I know all about Putty, it works very well but what I am needing is something like a web-browser within my webhost which I can then use to login to forums, and sites I visit so I can
    download files which I need to be logged in to do.

    There's a difference between a webhost and a virtual private server.
    You would use Putty to connect to a terminal shell on a remote server. Webhosting providers do not provide you with a shell, and so Putty has nothing to connect to.

    Assuming you have just a webhost, I'm not immediately aware of anything that could help you remotely log in. In fact, the "web" these days is designed to specifically disallow that for security. Your best bet is
    to download everything you need, and archive it into one ZIP file.
    Your provider should have a tool that allows you to upload and automatically unzip. If not, search around, there are some PHP tools available that you can install.

    If you do have a VPS, there are various ways to log in to a site from within the shell, assuming it's a *nix shell. I suggest installing "elinks", it's a pretty user friendly text web browser. You should be able to log into most sites with it and download what you need.

    Hi Dreamer.

    Okay thanks. I guess I'll stick with putty for now. I did take a brief look at elinks but that isn't for me.

    Thanks again Dreamer for the info.

    Cheers.
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  • From Mikesla@VERT/PARANOR to Nightfox on Sun Jun 26 12:39:00 2011
    Nightfox wrote to Mikesla <=-

    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 13:12:45

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhos without having to download then upload to it.

    There's a protocol I know of called FXP that uses FTP to directly
    transfer files from one server to another, but I don't think it's all
    that common.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol

    Nightfox


    Hi Nightfox.

    I'll take a peek at it. Thanks.

    Cheers.

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  • From Mikesla@VERT/PARANOR to Cykros on Sun Jun 26 12:49:00 2011
    Cykros wrote to Mikesla <=-

    Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Mikesla to All on Fri Jun 24 2011 01:12 pm

    Okay this is what I am wanting to do. I wish to download files to my webhost without having to download then upload to it.

    Okay now that I have said that, I know all about Putty, it works very well but what I am needing is something like a web-browser within my webhost which I can then use to login to forums, and sites I visit so I can
    download files which I need to be logged in to do.

    From what I've noticed Putty will not do this.

    So what do you folks think?

    Well, you gave very little information regarding your setup, but if you are using a linux/unix webhost (which, if you're using putty to connect
    to it, is at least somewhat more likely than it being a windows host),
    you could always use your normal web browser, copy links to files you
    want downloaded, and then use the program "wget" on your webhost (via a putty ssh connection) to instruct your server to download the files.
    You should also be able to script this process, if, say, you want to download a whole bunch of different files, using a text file list of
    the links to said files. And I'm sure my overview doesn't tell you exactly how to do it, but the manual page on that matter should do the
    job ("man wget" should bring that up on your webhost...if it doesn't,
    it's not installed, and not knowing your architecture/OS, I can't be of much help there...though the manual page should also be findable with a web search).

    Anyway, hope that gets you somewhere. Good luck.

    Cykros


    Hi Cykros.

    Putty works fine, the unfortunate thing about trying to transfer files say from a website that requires you to be logged in before you start downloading files is the problem I am facing. Using Putty, and wget protocol works very well, the unfortunate side effect is that even if I clip, and paste into putty the game download link even with myself being logged in at the time, the IP of course is different, and the website recognizes this, and will not allow the download to take place.

    This is why if there was a script of some sort which can be used on my webhost server, which then I can loggin from my webshost, and transfer the files than all of my problems be solved, and I don't think that there is anything made yet to do this.

    Now, My website is run with Joomla 1.5x, and I am asking if anyone here knows of a backend script which could do this?

    Anyway, I can hope I suppose. :)

    Cheers.

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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Nightfox on Sun Jun 26 09:21:16 2011
    Re: Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Nightfox to Blueknight on Sun Jun 26 2011 12:12 am

    Re: Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Blueknight to Nightfox on Sat Jun 25 2011 18:42:49

    This is what I use
    http://www.flashfxp.com/
    Hope it can help you.

    Help me with what? I've used FlashFXP before, but I haven't had a use for it in a long time...

    The original message was for Mikesla, I believe.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dreamer on Sun Jun 26 11:10:23 2011
    Re: Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Dreamer to Nightfox on Sun Jun 26 2011 09:21:16

    Help me with what? I've used FlashFXP before, but I haven't had a use fo it in a long time...

    The original message was for Mikesla, I believe.

    Then he should have replied to Mikesla rather than me.. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Nightfox on Sun Jun 26 15:02:03 2011
    Re: Re: Downloading files to my Webhost server.
    By: Nightfox to Dreamer on Sun Jun 26 2011 11:10 am

    Then he should have replied to Mikesla rather than me.. :)

    yep.


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