I have a dedicated server running CentOS 5, and I have a computer at home that runs windows 7.
For a projects I need to download a large set of large files on the server. Now the problem I am facing is that I have only a SSH connection to my server, it has no GUI. The files are several gigs and there are a lot.
First downloading them to my pc and them uploading them to the server will cost me ages, as I have a slow download, and a horrible upload speed.
Now the first thing that comes to mind is using wget and then just insert the link.
This is not an option for me, because the files I need to download are downloaded from a website where there is some sort of authentication.
- I have to log in to the website
- browse through the pages
- select the properties for the download, using dropdowns etc
- hit a download button and the file downloads
The second thing that comes to my mind is using a text-based browser, I used Lynx for some downloads, but this does not work for all the downloads. The website I am downloading from is using heavy Ajax in some parts, so this is not ideal.
The ideal solution for me with be to use a browser in my windows 7 machine, but the downloads are stored on my dedicated server. Maybe there is some client server solution for browsers.
Anyone have any ideas on the subject?