MindTerm for FTP to SFTP Bridge

If you’re like me, you have a Windows desktop, but control a number of Linux servers. For Windows IDEs that have FTP, but not SFTP. For any that this helps, I have found a way to use SFTP with PSPAD (or any IDE that has FTP support, but not SFTP support), it’s great if you have only one linux server:


Download and install MindTerm, it’s a free SSH client that has a FTP to SFTP bridge option. You login to your linux server via SSH, then enable the FTP to SFTP bridge. It makes your desktop listen on port 21 (FTP), you then configure PSPAD to connect to the FTP server at localhost and presto, you can open and edit files on your linux server with PSPAD.

This is still combersome for me, because I have several linux servers and I frequently need to switch between them, so setting up all the bridge connections is overhead that I want to avoid. But, it’s all I have right now. I find myself using VIM most of the time.

If you want to spend a few dollars, try http://www.sftpdrive.com/ I haven’t used it myself – but thinking about trying this one out.

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