is WinSCP torrent?

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May 7, 2010

is WinSCP torrent? by cantbesaved at 11:54 PM (1,034 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. cantbesaved
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    as i went to uninnstall my winscp it said something about a random seed. what does that mean? and does that mean its torrent?
     
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    Erm.....what??
     
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    WinSCP is a Windows client for Secure Copy. It is a method of transferring files (FTP) wrapped in an SSH tunnel for encryption.

    When it mentions seed it is most likely talking about generating a key pair for your computer for use in the key-exchange process.

    In short, not BitTorrent.
     
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    i went to uninstall WinSCP. as it brought up the uninstall i had the chance to clear the components.
    it said something like this "random seeder".
    as far as i know, seeders are something to do with torrents/filesharing
     
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    so it wont slow it down or harm it in any way? or allow people onto my network or into my pc?
     
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    It is a client, not a server, so it will not allow people access to your machine. That being said, if you are not looking to securely transfer files then it is probably not something you need.
     
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    im using it with MyPods(ipod touch) openSSH.
    and im looking to securely transfer files, yes.
     
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    A seed can mean a string of random characters used for encryption purposes.
     
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    This. Normally the program may ask you to move the mouse around erratically to help ensure a random key.

    If you need something to transfer files to an SSH server then WinSCP is the way to go for Windows.
     
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    istead of winSCP could i use any ftp server/client? theres on i used to restore my save from pokesav(pc) to my ds through wifi. i believe it was called ftpd.

    would openSSH work with that? or infact any ftp server?
     

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