SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

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What is SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)?

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SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is an extension of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol version 2.0 to provide secure file transfer capabilities.

Comparison and differences between FTP and SFTP:

  • FTP protocol is not secure, because of areas: the user name and password are transferred from the client to the server in clear text, data transferred over data connections is not encrypted.
  • SFTP protocol is secure, because every piece of data transferred between the client and the server is encrypted a secret key established on the fly using DH (Diffie-Hellman) algorithm.
  • SFTP protocol is not an extension of FTP protocol. SFTP protocol is an extension of the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol.

 

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