why use ftp when scp and rsync are available?

  • Posted July 21, 2013

I’m wondering what advantage, if any, an FTP client would offer to move files between a remote server and a computer when the same can be done with scp and rsync commands. Can you explain?


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SCP and rsync authenticate using SSH. SSH is much more secure than FTP (FTP transfers usernames/passwords in plaintext!). <br> <br>I recommend using SCP/rsync whenever you can and not use FTP at all.