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Tips to Access FTP/SSH on Different Ports using Eclipse RSE

FTP and SSH servers can use different port other than the default and most of these servers are configured using default ports, but often times FTP/SSH servers may be on different port, so how do you configure Eclipse RSE to access these servers? That’s what this little article is about.

  1. Make sure you know the FTP/Port port first, create an account on the server
  2. Start up Eclipse with RSE
  3. Go to Window -> Open Perspective -> Remote System Explorer to bring up Remote Systems Panel
  4. Expand SSH/FTP node(s) if you created them already, otherwise, please refer to XXXXXX to create an FTP or SSH connection, your Remote Systems panel will look like this:
  5. For FTP right click Files node under your FTP root node and choose properties from context menu, for SSH you can click on Sftp Files, Ssh Shells or Ssh Terminals node. You will now be presented the following dialog:
  6. Select Subsystem node on the left panel of the properties dialog, note the port field on the right side of the dialog, change the value to whatever port you have in hand (see above image for details)
  7. Click OK to accept the changes you just made, and right click FTP/SSH node and choose connect, now you should be able to connect to your FTP/SSH server

Hope you enjoy it


July 25, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, IDE Tools, Technology | , , , , | 5 Comments

SSH Access through Eclipse RSE

I wrote an article on how to install Eclipse RSE (Remote System Explorer), and how to access Eclipse DStore agent using Eclipse RSE. Since then I also explored how to access SSH servers as most of our environments are only SSH enabled. It would be convenient if I can access the remote system using SSH within Eclipse while I am working on projects. I shall be able to run any commands that are supported by my system through Eclipse RSE, and I should also be able to execute programs that I am working on from within Eclipse through Eclipse RSE. According to what I tried so for, that’s what Eclipse RSE is going to do for you. With these features (such as browsing files, shell and terminal, and even FTP) you don’t have to open any extra windows/terminals on your desktop. One concern of Eclipse is memory usage which may be very big, so for I haven’t yet. Ok, let’s start the session.

  1. First make sure you install Eclipse Ganymede for J2EE. Follow this link to install Eclipse RSE
  2. Make sure you have an SSH account. If you don’t have it, you need to consult your system administrator. Or you can install a local SSH server, you can get a copy of SSH server from SSH for Win32. Use Putty to confirm that you can access your SSH server if you haven’t done so.
  3. Start Eclipse
  4. Let’s first bring up the RSE Explorer, go to Eclipse Window -> Open Perspective -> Remote System Explorer, if you don’t see it, then do Eclipse Window -> Open Perspective -> Other. From Open Perspective dialog select Remote System Explorer and click OK
  5. Now you should see a default “Local” Connector Service in Eclipse RSE explorer, from here you can navigate through your local systems such as home, and different drives Continue reading

July 22, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, IDE Tools, Technology | , , , , | 8 Comments

Collection of Amazing Icebergs – 5

This is the fifth of this collection.

Melting Iceberg

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Collection of Amazing Icebergs – 4

This is the Fourth of this collection.

Iceberg in Newfoundland

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Collection of Amazing Icebergs – 3

This is the third of this collection.

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Collection of Amazing Icebergs – 2

This is the second of this collection.

Iceberg Claw

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Collection of amazing icebergs – 1

These are the amazing and stunning photos of icebergs taken by different people, and I collect these links for you in hope of you also loving these givings of mother nature. I’d like to thanks these persons for their great work!

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July 15, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment | , , | 5 Comments

How to create a pure ActionScript Application

This is a very good article on getting started on programming pure ActionScript Applications. Author give a simple and thorough sample ActionScript which helps users, especially newbies, to start programming pure ActionScript application using Flex 3 SDK and its compiler. And I tried and it works perfect.

July 15, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Technology | , | 3 Comments

Tips to Set Directory Alias on Filezilla Server

Documentation of Filezilla server is not available, the only thing that I can find so far is Filezilla’s forum. I felt really sad the first time I was using Filezilla server on windows, I had to spend lots of time figuring things out. Note just ignore the little tips in Enter Directory Alias dialog, it’s misleading though, I can never have aliases working for me if I follow that reminder 😉

Here is how you can add directory aliases to Filezilla server:

Start Filezilla server interface, click the user/group button on the menu bar, create a user/group if you don’t have one already.

Then select Shared folders from the left panel, and select a user/group from the right panel

Now in the middle panel you can add a few different directories pointing to wherever you want, but if you try to log onto your FTP server now, you will only see the root directory. All other directories are hidden from you since you haven’t added any aliases yet.

Right click one of the directories other than home directory (denoted by a leading H) and choose Edit Aliases from popup menu. In Enter Directory Alias dialog enter the alias for that directory with a leading slash “/”. For example, /pub or /etc. (Don’t try to create nested aliases such as /pub/documents/engineering, I had never got this work for me. If you can please let me know)

Next click OK to close Enter Directory Alias dialog, add more directory aliases as you want.

Once you are done with that, click OK on Users/Groups dialog to make the changes take effect

You should now be able to navigate to different directories from your FTP clients

July 10, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Technology | , , , | 23 Comments

How to view more than 7 days’ history data in wordpress.com

While blogging in your wordpress.com account, you may always want to check if your blog’s pageviews is increased or improved, what trend of blog is, where are the visitors coming from, which posts have better pageviews, and even search terms from search engine. I found referrer and search statistics are very useful, they are great hints to improve your blogs pageranks in search engines such as google, yahoo etc. But I was feeling hopeless to see only 7 days history data and then I found it’s a simple job to view more statistic data back to history ;-). This howto is about going beyond the limited history data (by default 7 days) to 9 days (seems it still doesn’t solve my issue though, but what can we do).

If you logged in and visit your wordpress stat page using this link http://<YOUR_USERNAME>.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats or moving your mouse over your wordpress.com admin “My Account” menu and clicking stat, you will be presented with wodpress.com’s statistics page. There are 7 sections: Pageviews Graphs(daily, weekly and monthly), Referrers, Top Posts & Pages, Search Engine Terms, Clicks, Blog Stat and Incoming Links. We will see how to view more history data for Referrers, Top Posts & Pages, Search Engine Terms, Clicks.

As mentioned above, WordPress.com currently only displays 7 days history data for wordpress bloggers, but this limit can be modified through changing URLs on your browser’s location bar. Note the system currently only allows for a max of 9 days’ result to be returned and default to 7 days, here is how: Continue reading

July 10, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Technology, Wordpress Tips | , , , | 1 Comment