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Old 12-28-2013
Originally Posted by wojeezy
Am I correct in saying that if I find the IP address of my laptop I can simply:

ssh "IP address" and that will connect me?
I hate to say that, but: no. You see, "ssh" (secure shell) is a client-server type of service. When you use "putty" (or any similar software) you run a client, which relies on the server-part on the remote system. If you now would try to

ssh your-address

you would invoke the client on the remote system ("ssh") and this would try to connect to a server on your laptop. Chances are, your laptop is not running such a service. If this service is indeed running, this would work perfectly, as you have expected, but Windoze being Windoze it is highly unlikely.

What you can do to transfer files (both ways, actually) is to install "WinSCP", which uses the same secure-mode transfer as "ssh". It has a two-window interface where you can transfer files simply by drag-and-drop.

I hope this helps.

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Old 12-30-2013
Typical PuTTY install on the PC comes with the executable psftp.exe and if you double click on that, then "open <hostname>" you can ftp to/from your PC from/to <hostname>.

Type "help" at the psftp prompt to see the available commands.

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