qbee-connect and useful tools
How to work efficiently with remote devices?
qbee-connect can map any port or service to a local machine. This can be
UDP service as well as
ssh. Therefore, remote web server applications can be accessed, proprietary application can exchange data (often used in remote configuration tools) and any service can be used through
ssh. The later opens for a lot of interesting options which will be described here.
ssh is one of the most appreciated tool, but it is just as useful on
Mac. Since qbee handles all the secure remote connection aspects from a remote edge device to your local machine and can establish a secure
ssh connection across firewalls and other difficult networks (NAT, proxies...) it allows you to harvest all the benefits from this technology easily. At the same time you can close all ports on your remote edge device and keep it highly secure.
qbee.io establishes a secure ssh connection and allows you to use this as the foundation for a lot of tools
Typical tools that run on top of
sshfs and many others as well. The qbee-connect tool allows you to connect securely to port 22 and offers a mapped port in the UI. This mapped port can then be used to work with the tools above. Please see the following examples:
- remote two-way file access through
scpas described in this guide
- remote two-way file and folder synchronization with
rsyncas described here
- remote file browsing capabilities with
But there are also a lot of very interesting graphical tools available that handle one or many of these services above. For your convenience we list some here, but they are by no means complete:
- WinSCP : Windows (
- FileZilla : ALL (
- Cyberduck : MAC (
- SSHFS-Win : Windows (
- SSHFS-FUSE : MAC (
- Grsync : ALL (
- Acrosync : ALL (
Use localhost or 127.0.0.1 as server url, the correct mapped port and your standard credentials.
An example of how this works can be found in this video:
It is possible to configure the authentication through ssh without password