The SSH option allows
you to manage secure telnet access to your account. Much of the
functionality of telneting is handled through the File Manager option in
the Control Panel; however, there are instances when telneting (outside
the operation of the File Manager) is required to get the job done.
Telnet Access is only
available using SSH to connect to our servers. You must write to firstname.lastname@example.org
to request SSH to be enabled for your domain.
software is Van Dyke Technologies’ Secure CRT. It comes with a 30-day
free trial, and you can find it at http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/index.html.
You will need to set up
your software and generate a key as indicated below. You will then need to
input the key, along with your IP number, into the SSH section of your
Control Panel. Once completed, you will have secure telnet access to the
site. The following information will help you set up SSH in your
Control Panel. The section below provides instruction on setting up
the SecureCRT program to generate your key.
When using a dial-up
account, you are generally issued random IP numbers upon connection.
Unless you have requested a static IP number from your dial-up provider,
you will need to know the range of IP numbers to put into your Control
Panel in order for your connection to work. You can find these
number by performing the following steps:
1. Establish an internet
2. From your start menu, choose run, and type winipcfg in the box.
3. Make note of the IP address that appears in the pop-up box.
4. Hang up your connection.
5. Repeat these steps 5 times.
Repeating five times
will give you a pretty accurate idea of what portions of your providers IP
numbers are repeating. You can then use the wildcard * symbol in
your control panel to replace the portions that change.
Up SecureCRT Software
Each time you run
SecureCRT, the following box will appear on your screen. Once you have
established your connection, you can use the Quick Connect tab to login.
To set up a new
connection, ensure that the Session List tab is selected and then click on
the New button on the right hand side. This will create the session that
you will use each time you telnet into your account.
The following screen
NAME - In the text
box next to Name, input a name that SecureCRT can use to identify this
session that you are creating. Generally this is your domain name.
Select SSH from the drop down box.
As soon as you select
SSH, additional boxes will appear. Using the screen shot below as your
guide, fill in the boxes in red as they pertain to your account. Detailed
explanations are listed below.
Connect via firewall
- Leave this box unchecked.
HOST NAME OR IP
- Enter your domain name or IP number in this text box. (i.e..
PORT - Leave the
USERNAME - this
is the username that you use to FTP to your account.
CIPHER - Select
Select Password from the drop down box.
PASSWORD - This
is the same password you use to FTP to your account.
Next you will need to
click the Advanced button as indicated in the screen shot below. Be sure
to hit the Advance button and not the Advanced tab.
In the next screen
(Advanced SSH) the Use Global radio button is selected by default, and the
text box directly beneath that will automatically be filled in with a file
Click on the Create
Identity File button.
The next step will
generate the key that will identify to your sessions. This key will be
uploaded the first time that you Telnet to your account. Click on Next as
indicated in the screen shot.
In the next screen you
are asked to insert a Passphrase. Providing a passphrase allows your
key to be encrypted. You must Confirm that passphrase, just as you would
when you provide a password. Once you've provided this information, click
on the "Next" button.
In the next screen you
are asked for a length for your RSA pair. Just accept the default
and click the "Next" button.
In the next screen your
key is actually generated. Move your mouse around until the status
bars are complete and then click on Next.
In the next screen, you
are prompted for a location in which to save your Key and Key Pair.
Be sure to write down the location of your saved file as it will be needed
when you access your account the first time. Both files should be saved in
the same location. Click on the "Finish" button once you have
filled in your location.
You are now returned to
the Advanced SSH window. Click on the "OK" buttons at the
bottom of the screens to close the windows.
You are now ready to
access to your account by clicking on File and then Connect or you
can click on the Connect icon (3rd icon from the left).
When you have
successfully connected to your account, you will be prompted to save the
key that you just generated. Follow the instructions on your screen and
you will be ready to work within your account.
Site Disconnected Message
If you receive a Remote
Site Disconnected message, don't be alarmed. Try hanging up your internet
connection and redialing. If you continue to receive this message,
follow the 5 steps outlined earlier to re-verify your IP connection
address and input it into the SSH section of your Control Panel. If
you do this, and find that you are still having trouble, please email support
and we will do our best to assist you.