SSH File Transfer Protocol

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SSH File Transfer Protocol definition

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(SFTP) A version of File Transfer Protocol (FTP) using an encrypted network connection provided by Secure Shell (SSH), usually SSH 2.
The SFTP protocol allows for a range of operations on remote files, making it more like a remote file system protocol. SFTP clients can resume interrupted transfers, get directory listings and remove remote files. SFTP has largely replaced Secure Copy (SCP).
IETF spec (http://ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-13.txt).
(2006-09-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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