Remote Commands Over SSH
Your rsync.net account is a unix account, but you cannot log in directly - there is no interactive session.
However, you can run a large number of unix commands (like find, rm, cp, mv, etc.) over SSH - like this:
Note - if you really want to work interactively, you can always mount your rsync.net filesystem locally, using sshfs.
Your rsync.net filesystem has access to the following checksum commands:
md5, sha1, sha256 and rmd160
Remote checksums are run in this manner:
Pipelining Through 'dd' (Database Dumps)
Data Transfer to/from Amazon S3
rsync.net maintains the s3cmd binary in our environment so you can transfer data to and from Amazon S3:
All you need to do is create a default .s3cfg file in the root of your rsync.net filesystem (you need to place this there manually, as --configure is disabled) and then edit the access_key and secret_key fields. After you edit those two fields, you can begin running s3cmd commands remotely, like this:
A copy of the default .s3cfg file can be found here.
You can run the git command in our environment to do things like this:
Miscellaneous Unix Commands
The other remote commands that can be used over ssh are:
echo test tree tail cp (GNU) ls mkdir pwd chmod ln mv rm rmdir touch chgrp groups id s3cmd passwd quota find
For example, you can run something like:
The 'passwd' command, which is used to change your rsync.net password, is special, as it requires a '-t'
You can use the test command remotely, and return true/false to your local environment: