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I have a CR 48 and would like to be able to access files on my Linux computer remotely. What's the best way to go about doing this? I've been reading all day and I think I'm more confused then when I started. Also, is SSH secured? How much control will I have remotely? And do I need to be in developer mode in Chrome OS to do this? Thanks!

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"Is SSH secured?" It's the Secure Shell. Running it is all dependent on whether or not Chrome OS has ssh installed, and you have access to a terminal. – new123456 Feb 4 '11 at 22:24
OK, I sort of guessed that, maybe secured was the wrong word. I've had a few people tell me that it's not safe to use SSH to access files because it's unencrypted, is this even something I need to worry about? – Blake Feb 5 '11 at 3:23
No, there's a special file copier that uses SSH protocol called scp. I suggest you look into that. – new123456 Feb 5 '11 at 5:33
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Seems you don't need to enable developer mode for SSH -

Ctrl+Alt+T to get into a shell works with out 'jailbreaking' your Cr-48. I have yet to remove my dev tape (will soon to dual boot Ubuntu) and have been able to use the terminal to SSH.

To ssh, just type ssh at the terminal. However, there are few complaints about it being limited..

The only truly useful command is ‘ssh’ and even then it’s painfully limited. There is no way to provide an SSH key, for example (meaning that I actually had to set up an account on one of my servers with a password – which is quite lame).

SSH keys are now supported.

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Just curious (since I don't have a Cr-48): does 'ssh -X hostname' work (i.e. allow you forward GUI applications to the Cr-48)? Seems like that would be a nice way to turn the Cr-48 into a thin client. – drewbenn Feb 5 '11 at 7:22
No, SSH will only give you command-line access, so no GUI applications. – Blake Mar 6 '11 at 3:36
If you are in crosh and you type ssh and then help. It looks like you can use keys now. – kzh Jul 21 '11 at 23:23

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