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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.
 
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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==Connecting to an SFTP Server==
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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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sftp user@host
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On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no sftp clients installed by default.

Revision as of 20:07, 4 June 2008

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.

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.

sftp user@host

On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no sftp clients installed by default.