Installing and setting up COPSSH Server 2003/Dreamweaver MX 2004

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Installing and setting up COPSSH Server 2003/Dreamweaver MX 2004

I'm really new to this whole SSH server thing and have spent days trying to decypher various ways of implementing SFTP from CYGWIN to openSSH and on. My next stop is COPSSH which i have been able to install. I am comfused as to where to go from there. The server ison a domain and I have a single client computer on that domain at home right now. I would like to access the FTP fold via SFTP from my job using Dreamweaver MX 2004 which supports SFTP. Where do I start? Using the CP for COPSSH I see there is an address to listen to but is that the static IP address in my router or my server's static IP address. Should I have a seperate IP address for SFTP? Should I leave the port on 22 or use port 21 like IIS uses? Lots of questions and few answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Installing and setting up COPSSH Server 2003/Dreamweaver MX

Ok. I've got an update here and one more issue. I set up the server and guessed that the address that COPSSH is listening to is my NIC address. Set up the remote access in Dreamweaver MX 2004 as SFTP and it found the server. This is where my new problem arises. The remote directory is home/username. What I would like to do is have the home directory as inetpub/wwwroot/subfolder I believe I read there is a way to do this with a shortcut but i do not know where to put this shortcut reference. This leads me to another question. If I have multiple websites on the same server how would I create seperate connections to each web site directory? TIA

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Re: Installing and setting up COPSSH Server 2003/Dreamweaver MX

Even if is not supported, You can try to specify a new home directory by activating a user first and then updating etc/passwd file. Replace '/home/username' to something else. No guarantees, however :-)

You can also create shortcuts to your directories and place them in home directory.

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Creating shortcuts is definitely not working for me. After a reinstall COPSSH created a shortcut in my home/user directory called "myHome"(which points to my user profile in "Documents and Settings"). This appears in Dreamweaver as a directory and I can click on the tree control to expand it and see the usual (Desktop, Favorites etc...)When I create my own shortcut it appears in Dreamweaver as a .lnk file and does not give me the same options as the myHome shortcut(I've created shortcuts by duplicating the myHome shortcut which works fine as long as I don't change the target and creating my own which only gives me the .lnk).

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Re: Installing and setting up COPSSH Server 2003/Dreamweaver MX

Try following:

  1. Open a bash shell from start menu and go to your home directory
  2. Run the command cygpath "your windows directory". This command will give cygwin-equivalent path of your directory.
  3. Runt the command ln -s "cygwin-equivalent path" newname

The key point here is to perform operations within the bash shell.

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