For testing purposes I am using ActiveState Perl on WindowsXP for secure file transfers. I have downloaded the Net::SCP module with ppm and would like to use it non-interactively to grab short status files from an FC4 Linux system. The script doc advises the installation of a public key, generated by ssh-keygen from the remote system. What I have not been able to determine is where the public key should be stored on the XP system for Net::SCP to locate and use it. Looking at the SCP and SSH .pm files didn't provide a clue. Most goo-guidance is for Linux usage and doesn't map to XP. I try the script and get no errors and no files transferred, when the public key file is in the local directory. Any advice would be most appreciated.