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You could pipe the file using tar & netcat. Using telnet, you would tar the file, piping the output to netcat. On the receiving end, use netcat with the -l (listen) option and pipe the output to tar to extract the file.
Using ssh, with PKA, you wouldn't have authentication getting in the way and could do it directly:
tar -C directory/ -cf - file(s) | ssh user@host tar -C dest_dir/ -xvf -
You could transport a directory hierarchy this way securely to another computer over the internet using ssh & tar.
You might try it with telnet instead of ssh. I don't have a telnet server on my network to test it.