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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.
 
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:''' 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==

Revision as of 18:58, 20 April 2016

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: 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 Under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and Mac OS X, the following command from a terminal will connect a client computer to the UMIACS OpenLAB.

wing:~ bkirz$ sftp bkirz@openlab.umiacs.umd.edu

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

Further Information

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