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Re: [SLE] konqueror and fish://
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 14:06:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <44B242B0.7020501@xxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:

On Saturday 08 July 2006 15:38, Sylvester Lykkehus wrote:
I have always used sftp://
Are there any difference between sftp:// and fish:// or are they
merely aliases for one another ?

SFTP is regular FTP conducted over an ssh-encrypted connection.

It should be noted that SFTP (as in the sftp subsystem of ssh) has nothing to do with the regular FTP protocol. It's a completely new file transfer protocol. E.g., no separate control and data connections.

IMO it's merely there to enable secure file transfers and browsing with GUI clients like WS_FTP. It also saves the overhead of multiple connection initializations, compared to scp.


Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany

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