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william.johnson
02-24-2012, 05:38 PM
do you guys use SFTP over FTP at all?

SolidShellSecur
02-27-2012, 05:34 PM
SFTP is slower since everything is encrypted. Typically FTP works if the networks are secure so no one can sniff your password.

codyjon
02-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Secure file transfer protocol(sftp) is a terminal program that encrypts the files that you send and recievei to a remote system. The Open-ssh package comes with three client programs. One of which is sftp. sftp is presently not implemented on the server.

James-A
03-05-2012, 07:40 PM
I will try to clear your confusion, SFTP is encrypted transfer protocol and is generally used if you have to transfer your sensitive data. For SFTP you will require shell access which will depend on the package that you have opted for.
If you need to transfer non-sensitive data, you can very well use FTP.

carlern60
03-06-2012, 11:32 PM
it really depends of your transfer needs.
1. SFTP - if you are going to transfer highly classified information like trade secretes and product information
2. FTP- super fast transfer..videos,audio,webpages

BlairAddison
03-09-2012, 06:21 AM
How important is it to use SFTP over FTP?

prohosterz
03-09-2012, 07:38 AM
SFTP is uses encryption method to encrypt the data that is transmitted over the network, and avoid the situations of theft. Whereas FTP works in normal mode for data transfer from client machine to server.

I personally suggest to use scp or rsync, because of the benefits of increased security and speed.

GardnerBulkeley
03-20-2012, 01:16 PM
If the data to be transferred is crucial then it is always recommended to use SFTP as it is secured compared to the FTP. In SFTP the data to be transmitted is encrypted. If you just need to transfer data which is not that crucial you can very well opt for the FTP.

rkraj
03-23-2012, 10:34 AM
For highly secure transfer we use SFTP and for general we use FTP.

Manov
05-16-2012, 03:00 AM
Ftp..............................

boybawang
05-21-2012, 10:43 PM
I'm mostly using FTP normal mode for getting into the server.

himaslendar
05-22-2012, 07:19 AM
SFTP may refer to the following. Relating to file transfer: SSH File Transfer Protocol, a network protocol designed to provide secure file transfer and manipulation facilities

fideldane15
11-26-2012, 04:36 AM
It is a matter of fact that SFTP is a lot slower since everything is encrypted. FTP works in an appropriate manner if network are secured.

denorlinen
11-26-2012, 12:07 PM
SFTP is just exists but when the matter comes of use, FTP is always preferred.

alfredo85
12-03-2012, 03:31 AM
FTP is always highly preferred to use as it is safe and secure.