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SFTP or SSH

  • Posted on: 31 January 2016
  • By: Ron Liskey

Several students have asked if they should use SFTP or SSH to log into their Student Server. Here's the short answer:

  • Use SFTP when you want to transfer files to a remote computer.
  • Use SSH when you want to securely log into a remote computer to enter shell commands, such as sudo wwwme, ls, vi, mysql, etc.

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