SSH vs AFP?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by YuriVoorhak, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    #1
    Are people using ssh to move files around because they don't have macs? Or is there some advantage to using it (or disadvantage to using AFP) that I'm not aware of? Keep in mind, I mean just for moving things around and not running any command line utils or anything.
     
  2. kockgunner macrumors 68000

    kockgunner

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    #2
    i would like to know the advantages of each one as well
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #3
    i use afp beacuse its easily done via the finder GUI. ive always wanted to know how to do SSH over the internet to seperate macs.
     
  4. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2008
    Location:
    the island
    #4
    How do you use AFP? I've never used it, always SSH, but I'd love to try something different
     
  5. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

    GroovyLinuxGuy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Location:
    Canada
    #5
    Simply to copy files to
    scp filename remotesevername:

    Copy files from
    scp remoteserver: path-to-file .

    Or is you prefer a gui alternative, this is what I use
    sshfs

    http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

    Works great
     
  6. ins0mniaque macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    #6
    You could use SFTP as a GUI for SSH. I currently have no mac, so I use FileZilla, but iirc, Cyberduck does SFTP.
     
  7. YuriVoorhak thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    #7
    Just install AFPd (or the like) on your iPod, hit command-K in the Finder on your Mac, and input the iPod's address. It mounts like any other share. I'm pretty sure there is also a version of AFP floating around that uses bonjour.
     
  8. jbarr macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    #8
    I use SSH because I have a Windows box. WinSCP works great to move files around, and PuTTY gives me full commandline control. If I had a Mac, I'd likely use different tools....
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    Singapore
    #9
    ohh thanks ill use them a lot :)
     
  10. aki macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Location:
    Japan
    #10
    I use Cyberduck for SFTP and AFPd for afp... i dont know the reason but for me afp is faster for moving big files

    but they are the same really
     

Share This Page