File Transfers (FTP, SCP)
Research Computing support FTP, SCP and SFTP between the research computing systems.
What is FTP?
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used to transfer files between clients and servers on a network. FTP can be used for several functions: exchanging files between accounts and from online software archives, for instance. For the purposes of this article, we will be discussing how to transfer files between a desktop (client) computer and a Linux server.
For more information, visit the Research Computing Wiki on FTP.
What is SCP?
Secure copy protocol (SCP) is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts.
For more information, visit the Research Computing Wiki.