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SSH File Transfer Protocol ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_file_transfer_protocol SFTP]) is a network protocol used to securely transfer and manage files on remote systems.  SFTP is layered on top of the [[SecureShell | SSH]] protocol, and is preferred over [[File Transfer Protocol | FTP]] as a method of remote file transfer.
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SSH File Transfer Protocol ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_file_transfer_protocol SFTP]) is a network protocol used to securely transfer and manage files on remote systems.  SFTP is layered on top of the [[SSH]] protocol, and is preferred over [[FTP]] as a method of remote file transfer.
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'''Warning:''' running interactive programs in your shell initialization files, such as starting another shell, causes SFTP to fail. See [[Shell]] on how to correctly change the shell you are using
  
 
==Connecting to an SFTP Server==
 
==Connecting to an SFTP Server==
Under RedHat Linux 3, 4, or 5, or Mac OS X, running the following command from a terminal will connect a host to an SFTP client.
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Under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS, the following command from a terminal will connect a client computer to a remote host.
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<pre>sftp bkirz@$HOSTNAME.umiacs.umd.edu </pre>
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Replace $HOSTNAME with the name of the host you are trying to connect.
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For UMIACS supported Windows hosts, a SFTP client is already installed. For other hosts, you can download and install [http://winscp.net/eng/download.php winSCP], which will enable SSH and SFTP access.
  
sftp user@host
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==Further Information==
  
On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no sftp clients installed by default.
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More information about SFTP can be found at [http://www.openssh.org/ http://www.openssh.org/].

Latest revision as of 22:39, 22 April 2022

SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a network protocol used to securely transfer and manage files on remote systems. SFTP is layered on top of the SSH protocol, and is preferred over FTP as a method of remote file transfer.

Warning: running interactive programs in your shell initialization files, such as starting another shell, causes SFTP to fail. See Shell on how to correctly change the shell you are using

Connecting to an SFTP Server

Under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS, the following command from a terminal will connect a client computer to a remote host.

sftp bkirz@$HOSTNAME.umiacs.umd.edu 

Replace $HOSTNAME with the name of the host you are trying to connect.

For UMIACS supported Windows hosts, a SFTP client is already installed. For other hosts, you can download and install winSCP, which will enable SSH and SFTP access.

Further Information

More information about SFTP can be found at http://www.openssh.org/.