SCP And SFTP - Secure File Transfer Using SSH

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means a Secure Copy. It is a method of remote communication and sending files between networks, but having the sent files secured with the SSH (Security Shell) protocol. It allows to transfer files without information leakage. SCP is a substitute for the legacy `cp` file transfer application.


stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol. This is an application which uses Secure Shell in relocating files. It avoids the plain transmission of data and it does not only protect the information, but also encrypts the commands. SFTP is a substitute for the `ftp` - file transfer protocol.

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