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 http, https, any tcp or 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.

In the Linux world ssh is one of the most appreciated tool, but it is just as useful on Windows and 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 ssh are scp, sftp, rsync, 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 scp as described in this guide
  • remote two-way file and folder synchronization with rsync as described here
  • remote file browsing capabilities with sshfs

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:

Use localhost or 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