Originally Posted by sgaharris
I had a severe memory lapse on this one... ftp works/ed just fine... Is SSH similar to ftp, or does it replace it? Thanks so much for the assist!
No worries...I lapse on stuff that old too.
SSH is one protocol that supports file transfer, as well as terminal emulation. It runs on one port (typically 22), but supports secure copy (SCP), secure ftp (SFTP), and shell (SSH). Since you can do a key-swap between systems, it's GREAT to script with, since (once the key is swapped), no password is needed for login/copy/transfer. You can literally type in
scp <local file name> email@example.com:/path/to/put/file
...and that's it. It copies over the network to that path, providing you have permission on the remote system, of course. MUCH easier to administer, nothing in clear text, and only one port to keep track of in firewalls.