[svlug] Best FTP Server

Danny Daniels dcd at pop.mainstreet.net
Thu Mar 9 11:49:22 PST 2006

lordSauron wrote:
> On 3/9/06, Anthony Ettinger <aettinger at sdsualumni.org> wrote:
>> proftpd, although why anyone is running ftp anymore is beyond me. use scp
> Pardon my French, but what on earth is SCP?

SSH is a protocol that uses public key cryptography to transfer data 
securely over insecure networks. At the core of most SSH implementations 
are the "ssh" and "scp" commands.

"ssh" and "scp" are "secure" versions of the "rsh" and "rcp" commands, 
(which in turn are a bit like the more familiar "telnet" and "ftp" 
programs). The "ssh" command provides command-line, (non-GUI), access to 
a remote server. "scp" allows files to be copied to/from a remote 
server. Both programs use the SSH protocol to establish a secure 
connection and to encrypt all data passing between the client and the 

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