Connecting to a Remote Server

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#1

How can I connect my dreamhost server to another remote server to download from the non-Dreamhost server?


#2

It mostly depends upon what resources are available on the other server, as DH has a full compliment of standard *nix tools for such purposes :wink: .

From the Dreamhost shell you can use rsync and wget for example. Just make sure your user is “shell enabled”, log in, and go for it!

–rlparker


#3

You need SSH, and after figuring that out if you haven’t already, do this if you are just trying to download a handful of files:

wget http://www.theirsite.com/file.zip

file.zip will be downloaded into the directory on the server you are currently in.