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I was hoping someone could clear some things up for me.
I have vsftpd running and configured to use SSL. This works fine, clients can logon through SSL and will be rejected without. But now I recently discovered that I can also logon to my ftp server through SSH. How does this work because I don't recal configuring the server for sftp.
OK I definitally misunderstoot the wiekies cuz I thought they said sftp is ssh over ftp. Must have read it with to much rush. Anyway thanks for clearing that up.
So in other words you are saying I don't have to install a FTP server like vsftpd to connect to my server through sftp. They only thing is that it isn't a "real" ftp connection it only looks like one (GUI)? What is the difference between sftp and ftp?
What advantages will I have using vsftpd (with SSL) above sftp?
I guess if you don't really need special features during ftp sessions, sftp is a fine solution? Its save and doesn't require any extra deamon to run. Only thing is you will have to install a sftp client instead of the (standard) ftp client.