There are a number of files that are created automatically along with your Toolserver account.
|File / directory||Description|
|.about.me||This file (see .about.me) contains information about you (name, e-mail address, etc.). It is used to generate a listing here.|
|.forward||This file contains the e-mail address to which system e-mail (e.g. cron) will forward.|
|.my.cnf||This file contains your username and password to access the SQL databases.|
|public_html/|| This directory is the web-accessible directory that loads when you visit http://toolserver.org/~username.|
Note: Because this directory is directly accessible from the Internet, it should not contain any non-public information such as passwords.
To transfer files to the Toolserver, you can either connect through the command-line interface or via a GUI. The Toolserver uses SSH, which supports two file transfer protocols: SCP and SFTP. SCP is useful for transferring a single file or directory, while SFTP provides a more FTP-like interface (although the implementation is completely different from FTP). A list of SFTP clients for various operating systems is available here.
Most Unix-like operating systems include the OpenSSH SSH client, which provides the sftp program, a simple command-line interface to SFTP.
To use it, run:
Then enter the passphrase for your private SSH key. You will be presented with an SFTP command prompt; type help to list the available commands.
To connect using SFTP and a GUI program, you will need to use the following information:
For SCP, OpenSSH includes the scp program. This is an SSH version of the rcp command; it copies a single file or directory to or from a remote system (or between two remote systems).
To copy filename from your local computer to Toolserver, run
You can also specify the directory or filename for the destination file:
To copy from toolserver to your local computer, run