Configuring linux box:
To install openssh, in terminal type
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
If the linux box is behind a router, please open the port corresponding to ssh. Default is 22. For more information please visit portforward.com.
To test the installation of ssh type:
If everything works, then that should be up for setting up the linux box.
After downloading setup.exe from the link above, double click to run. The important part of the installation is "Selecting Packages" diaglog box.
Expand the Net tree by pressing the +. Scroll down and look for openssh and click on "Skip" to change it to "Install". You will notice a check box under column B. Click Next when finished and complete the installation.
Operating the Windows Box:
After installation, open cygwin and a terminal will appear. The syntax for scp is:
scp [options] [[user@]host1:]filename1 ... [[user@]host2:]filename2
To copy 'report.pdf' from your Fall 2008 folder on your home directory, you would type:
scp report.pdf user@serverip:"/home/user/Fall 2008/" .
This will save report.pfg into your home directory. Notice the "."