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    What is SFTP?????

    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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    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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    SFTP better than FTP
    It is not better I'd say
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    The differents between SFTP and FTP, SFTP is only encrypting files during file transfer. So that is all .
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    that's right..

    just like you get http and shttp were shttp is secure and encrypted.

    SFTP is an encrypted/secure FTP connection


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    An you lose some speed for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ServerPoint~ View Post
    An you lose some speed for sure
    Ofcourse, there has to be a trade-off SFTP is for those who are very much security consious and uploads critical files via internet.
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    Please check this out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTPS
    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2228
    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4217


    You will note that TLS ftp security can be used just to encrypt login data and there are no tradeoffs regarding speed during data transfers (upload or download).

    You will notice those tradeoffs if you use SCP with SSH2 where every packet is encrypted.
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    SFTP is a network protocol that allows you to transfer files and do things like change the permissions of a remote file. Secure File Transfer Protocol. A secure version of FTP which do not transfer sensitive data in human digestable format. It is functionally similar to FTP, but because it uses a different protocol, you can't use a standard FTP client to talk to an SFTP server, nor can you connect to an FTP server with a client that supports only SFTP.

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    FTP and SFTP are like HTTP and HTTPS, both transmit data in a secure manner across network so when a hacker tried to snoop all they'll get is garbage. Its some what secure, but FTPs itself are not all that secure.

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    SFTP, or secure FTP, is a program that uses SSH to transfer files. Unlike standard FTP, it encrypts both commands and data, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being transmitted in the clear over the network. It is functionally similar to FTP, but because it uses a different protocol, you can't use a standard FTP client to talk to an SFTP server, nor can you connect to an FTP server with a client that supports only SFTP.

    You can use SFTP with a graphical SFTP client or at the command line..........

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    Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure version of File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which facilitates data access and data transfer over a Secure Shell (SSH) data stream. It is part of the SSH Protocol. Its functionality is similar to that of FTP, but SFTP uses SSH to transfer files. In short SFTP known as SSH File Transfer Protocol.

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    SFTP stand for secure file transfer protocol. SETP is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream. It was designed by the Internet ...

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    What is SFTP?
    Secure File Transfer Protocol is a network protocol used for moving files between systems. It works by securely transferring the file data over an encrypted connection. SFTP provides a means of authenticating users and encrypting the data in transit, making it ideal for use in corporate environments.

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    SFTP, or Secure File Transfer Protocol, is a secure file transfer protocol that uses secure shell encryption to provide a high level of security for sending and receiving file transfers. SFTP is similar to FTPS in that it uses AES and other algorithms to secure data as it travels between different systems. SFTP also provides several methods to fulfill the authentication of a connection such as user IDs and passwords, SSH keys, or combinations of these. SFTP is capable of helping enterprises achieve file transfer compliance as required for HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulatory regimes.

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