Can I execute commands from a midnight commander ssh connection?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – When I connect to a VPS via a Shell link in MC, the location of the command prompt remains at my local box. I would like to be able to execute commands (e.g. mkdir, tar/untar) directly from the location of the left or right panel. I could ssh into the VPS with the reguar command line options separately, but this is not as handy as how I can use SFTP in Total Commander under Windows: e.g. type a command on my local machine in the left panel, switch to the right panel (remote location) using tab and directly type a command that is executed at the remote location. Is something like this possible (HowTos)