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FTP is Not Allowed
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer files from one computer to another. FTP does not encrypt the data that it sends, making it easy for hackers to obtain your username and password. For this reason, we block the FTP protocol to ensure the security of our computer network.
SCP (Secure Copy) is an alternative to FTP that uses secure shell encryption to transfer files from one computer to the other. This protects your username and password along with the files you are transferring from outside interception. SCP is very simple, however: it provides only file transfer capabilities
SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is a more comprehensive alternative to SCP, providing a simple command interface that can list remote and local files, change directories, upload and download files, remove remote files, and resume interrupted transfers. To use SCP or SFTP on Windows, you need to download an SCP or SFTP client.
There are several SCP/SFTP clients that are freely available on the Internet. The following is a list of some of the more popular clients.