What is SFTP?????

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What is SFTP?????

Postby camden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:41 am

Hi all,
I am new in programming and I just joined a company that offers secure file transfer software components. So I firstly want to gather some selective information on why should I use Secure FTP instead of FTP? And why is SFTP better than FTP?
Thanks in advance!
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RE: What is SFTP?????

Postby wkeys on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:01 am

hi
I recommend that you use SFTP. Plain FTP does not encrypt the data which is transfered so anyone can view your data. However SFTP uses encryption so no one can view the data except for the one that has permission to transfer the data.

~Bill
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RE: What is SFTP?????

Postby rubia123 on Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:40 am

Hi, first of all congratulation for job. Despite the similarity in name the two protocols are completely different. In FTP all data is passed back and forth between the client and server without the use of encryption. This makes it possible for an eavesdropper to listen in and retrieve your confidential information including login details. With SFTP all the data is encrypted before it is sentient across the network. Hope you will satisfy with my opinions. I wish you for your great career.
All the best!
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RE: What is SFTP?????

Postby scrumpy on Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:42 pm

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