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difference between sftp and ftps

bachi
Occasional Advisor

difference between sftp and ftps

Hi ,

what are the difference between sftp and ftps.

we have product called proftpd for ftps from HP, like this we have any separate product for stps from HP? with ftps we can create jailed account (chroot) , is it possible through sftp?
can you please help some one to find this. explain advantages copare to ftps with sftp.

Thanks,
Balaji.
7 REPLIES
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

Hi Balaju,

Yes. All the features you specified can be done on HP ported sftp which is part of HP Secure Shell product. HP SSH is secured version which has sftp/scp/ssh.

You can download it from here.

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=T1471AA

HP SSH Guide:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-4213/index.html
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
bachi
Occasional Advisor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

Hi ganesan,

thanks for your answer. but what are te futures we have with ftps we can duablewith sftp? like ftps it will change permissions self. like this we can do with sftp? please confirm.

Thanks,
Balaj.
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

Hi Balaji,

sftp is same like ftp. You can do whatever you do with ftp. sftp is more secured than ftp. That is the main difference. It will use encryption for data transfer.

Also you can do passwordless sftp login.
you can do chroot configuration.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
bachi
Occasional Advisor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

Hi ganesan,

Thanks for your quick response. with ftps if we transfer files to one location in remote host, it will take permissions automatically?

do we have same funcionality in sftp?

Thanks,
Balaji.
Fred Ruffet
Honored Contributor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

sftp has more features than ftp. You talk about rights, you can do chmods with a sftp client. Not with ftp.

ftps is a third thing. If you can consider sftp as a secured version of ftp, ans both are widespread, ftps is definitely rare. I think it's a ftp over ssl, but there are not many clients and server using it.

Regards,

Fred
--

"Reality is just a point of view." (P. K. D.)
TTr
Honored Contributor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

sftp and ftps perform the same function but are entirely different protocols.

ftps is the secure extension to ftp. It is identical to the relation that https and http have. It is a newcomer so not many existing ftp servers support it. You would need an upgrade or a replacement of your ftp server to support ftps client connections.

sftp on the other hand is part of the ssh suit and the connection is handled by the ssh daemon.

I have not seen a detailed feature comparison between ftps and sftp you would have to look at the detailed feature description of each client to compare them. All the features you mentioned are possible to some extend with both products.
VK2COT
Honored Contributor

Re: difference between sftp and ftps

Hello,

Several useful references that give more details about sftp versus ftps:

http://geekswithblogs.net/bvamsi/archive/2006/03/23/73147.aspx

http://www.eldos.com/sbb/sftp-ftps.net/ftps-vs-sftp.php

There are many more.

Cheers,

VK2COT
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