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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 all supported versions of RedHat Linux and Mac OS X, the following command from a terminal will connect a client computer to the UMIACS OpenLab.
wing:~ Ben$ sftp firstname.lastname@example.org
On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no sftp clients installed by default. Users can install PuTTY, which will enable SSH and SFTP access.
Alternatively, users can use the UMIACS Intranet SFTP Web Applet located here without installing any additional software.
More information about SFTP can be found at http://www.openssh.org/.