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Old 07-20-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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What is SCP?


I am trying to get the hang of running linux servers and have come across SCP. I know that it can be compared to a secure version of FTP. But my question is how would a go about using it on a server? Is there a SCP daemon, or does SCP simply refer to using FTP though SSH?

I carn't seem to find a great ammount of info, and was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction.

Many thanks

Old 07-20-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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SCP means Secure Copy protocol. It's simply lets you transfer files over a ssh tunnel.

The program used to transfer/get files is named "scp". To know more about how to use it and such, refer to "man scp" or just visit

You could also check out sftp clients, which are kinda like a frontend to scp and uses the same commands as FTP.

Have fun

Last edited by netmask; 07-20-2004 at 06:43 PM.
Old 07-20-2004, 07:07 PM   #3
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Now I know what it is I can try using it! :-)

Thanks again



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