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SFTP/SSH Resources

SSH (Secure Shell) replaces Telnet, and SFTP (Secure FTP) replaces FTP. For secure connections, always use SSH or SFTP. Use SSH when you need to interact with the command line on the remote server. Use SFTP when you want to transfer fiiles from and to the remote server. >For more information see the Using FTP, SFTP, Telnet and SSH.

Resources OS Assignment


FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, server binaries are available for Windows only. The client supports FTP, SFTP and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS).

Windows, OS X, BSD, Linux, Unix


Fugu is a graphical frontend to the commandline Secure File Transfer application (SFTP). Fugu allows you to take advantage of SFTP's security without having to sacrifice the ease of use found in a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Fugu also includes support for SCP (Secure Copy) file transfers, and the ability to create secure tunnels via SSH (Secure SHell).


iTerm 2

iTerm2 adds additional features over the venerable Terminal App.


OS X Finder FTP

Here's a qjuick tip for Macintosh users. OS X has a little known built-in FTP application.



PuTTY is a free implementation of SSH and Telnet for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham.

Windows, Linux

Terminal App

Terminal (Terminal.app) is a terminal emulator included in the OS X operating system. Terminal originated in NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, the predecessor operating systems of OS X. As a terminal emulator, the application provides text-based access to the operating system though a command line interface to the operating system when used in conjunction with a Unix shell, such as bash. Terminal is used to run Unix commands and applications, such as ftp, scp, rsync, ls, ssh, mkdir, vi, emacs, mysql, etc.



Transmit for Mac is a full service FTP client for the OS X platform. Transmit looks great, is easy to use, and should be a welcome program for anyone who has had difficulties transferring files via FTP in the past. It also has some welcome features that help integrate it smoothly with your system as a whole.



WinSCP is a free open source  SFTP, FTP, WebDAV and SCP client for Windows. WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. It includes limited SSH functions. For complete SSH access use a dedicated SSH application, such as Putty.