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Old 09-13-2010, 08:25 AM
travisll travisll is offline
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SecureCRT sync Dropbox Mac and Windows

Just thought I would let everyone know that so far using Dropbox to store my securecrt files on and having both Windows and Mac point to it has worked beutifully.

Have all of my sessions availabe on any machine that I have look to dropbox is great.

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:55 AM
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I'm doing the same thing.

Now, if Dropbox would allow you to mark it "read-only" for everyone BUT me -- that'd be key!
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:00 PM
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Ok I give up, messing around with windows here, I've been looking for 45 minutes for the location of the session.ini files, at least I think that's what I want to sync via dropbox. I can just barely use windows.

Could someone end my suffering here?
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:13 AM
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Hi ttroutman,

Thanks for the question. You can determine the location of the configuration folder in the General category of the Global Options Dialog in SecureCRT. You can find the session .ini files in the Sessions folder which is contained in the Config folder.

Does this help to answer your question?
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:45 AM
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That's it.

I knew I'd feel stupid but I was just stuck and had to go for the assist request, thank you.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:07 PM
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Hey ttroutman,

I am glad I could help. No need to feel stupid. Rather than waste cycles looking for an answer that was eluding you, you asked someone that should have a quick answer. Kudos on efficient cycle use!
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:00 PM
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dropbox sync procedure

hi,

i came across this thread from a link in the newsletter and expected to see some discussion on how to sync your securecrt config with dropbox.

i didn't see any discussion on how-to so i thought i would post this useful link to get people started:

http://www.routerfreak.com/keep-secu...-with-dropbox/

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Old 01-27-2011, 04:54 PM
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Hi marti (-al?),

Thanks for posting!
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:15 AM
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Anyone have any ideas on syncing to a group of computers using a internal tool? IE> I have created my own group of vbs scripts to sync but I want something more productized.. dropbox looks great, except it is in the public cloud and I don't want any of my session data leaving my network. Also, all users (30~) would have to share one dropbox account..

I've been playing with unison and a few others but wondering if anyone has successfully used anything..
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:24 PM
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public cloud and I don't want any of my session data leaving my network. Also, all users (30~) would have to share one dropbox account..
Each user would have their own dropbox account and you would share the folder with only those users. Of course, the data would still be leaving the network, but if you're sharing it with 30 people it probably is already.

There's only 3 of us that share our session files and we just copy it around if anything major changes. Not terribly efficient. We might try the dropbox idea.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:23 AM
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Anyone have any ideas on syncing to a group of computers using a internal tool? IE> I have created my own group of vbs scripts to sync but I want something more productized.. dropbox looks great, except it is in the public cloud and I don't want any of my session data leaving my network. Also, all users (30~) would have to share one dropbox account..

I've been playing with unison and a few others but wondering if anyone has successfully used anything..
If you're looking for an internal sync not involving the Internet, I suppose you have an internal network of some kind (single site, multi-site?)... You might wanna look into a shared network drive to store these files.
"Map network drive" in windows or "Samba" in Linux.

Keep in mind that the files on the network drive will be unavailable when disconnected from your internal network.
If you do need them while in the field, you can map the network drive on each PC, and run a sync tool such as FreeFileSync from Sourceforge, or other similar software.
This way you'll get the latest version whenever you are connected to your network, but still retain a local cached version if you disconnect and go in the field.
PS: You can also put the files on the network drive as read-only, except for user(s) of your choice..
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:41 PM
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Dropbox also syncs locally on the LAN.
It will still send it to the "cloud" but it will sync locally first.

From https://www.dropbox.com/help/137

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"What is LAN sync?
LAN sync is a Dropbox feature that speeds syncing dramatically when the file exists on your Local Area Network (LAN).

What does that mean exactly? Well, when you add a file to your computer's Dropbox, the file is then synced with Dropbox servers. Dropbox will then initiate the syncing process as soon as it determines a change has been made to the file. All linked computers and shared folders will then download any new version of the file. With LAN syncing, Dropbox will look for the new file on your Local Area Network first, bypassing the need to download the file from Dropbox servers, thus speeding up the syncing process considerably.

LAN sync is an extra advantage for use in locations where computers are networked together over the same router or other local area network."
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:09 PM
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Just an FYI for all of those that do not know.

Dropbox has built in, the ability to sync locally on the LAN.
It still will be sent to the "cloud" storage also, but if you have 4 different people on the Local LAN and they are all accessing the same shared area on dropbox, not the same username, but one user shares it for all users, then the replication will happen locally.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/137

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Old 04-26-2011, 03:22 PM
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This would be perfect but ..
when securecrt is open .. it starts syncing / waiting for files to open (since the config files are open).

The little spinning icon drives me crazy ..
Please I also do not know if it dropbox has a continuous connection while it "syncs". This would be bad as it would look like I am syncing files all day long at work.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:34 AM
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... The little spinning icon drives me crazy ..
Please I also do not know if it dropbox has a continuous connection while it "syncs". This would be bad as it would look like I am syncing files all day long at work.
I never noticed, as my main use is within a TrueCrypt container on Dropbox ... but my personal use is just regular on Dropbox.

Opening a connection to 'localhost,' closing it & copying the ini file to my desktop (localhost1.ini) & repeating (to localhost2.ini) gave me this:

Code:
Toms-MacBook-Pro:Desktop Tom$ diff localhost*.ini
3c3
< S:"Transfer Protocol Name"=None
---
> S:"Transfer Protocol Name"=
The question is -- why does it remove the "None" and then add it again.
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