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File Transfers

File Transfers (FTP, SCP)

Research Computing support FTP, SCP and SFTP between the research computing systems.


What is FTP?

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used to transfer files between clients and servers on a network. FTP can be used for several functions: exchanging files between accounts and from online software archives, for instance. For the purposes of this article, we will be discussing how to transfer files between a desktop (client) computer and a Linux server.


What is SCP?

Secure copy protocol (SCP) is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts.