Using SSH & SFTP to connect to WISE
For the security of its servers, OIT has adopted the policy that users may connect to its servers only via SSH. When logging in via telnet, rlogin, and ftp the password is transmitted across the Internet unencrypted. SSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. SSH is typically used to login to a remote machine and execute commands, but it also supports tunneling and can transfer files using the associated Secure File Transfer (SFTP) application.
Downloading SSH & SFTP
Here are some links to free SSH/SFTP software for your required platform.
Windows & Unix/Linux Workstations
PuTTY (mainly used for SSH1 & SSH2)
SSH Client | SFTP | FAQ
SSH 3.2.9 for Windows
Manuals | Setting up SFTP/SSH | Common Errors Codes
SSH 3.2.9 For Unix/Linux
WinSCP (GUI SFTP program)
Download | FAQ
MacSSH is an SSH2-only implementation
Note that Mac OS X includes OpenSSH by default
Download | FAQs | More Info
Fugu: SFTP and SCP for Mac OS X
Download | More Info
The Apple site has various links for Mac supported SFTP software. Among them there are:
If you want any more information on SSH and available downloads, please visit the OpenSSH site at http://www.openssh.com/.