SFTP vs FTPS: Clearing the Confusion

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) and FTPS (FTP Secure) are two common methods for secure file transfer, but they differ significantly:

  • SFTP, an extension of SSH, uses a single encrypted connection, making it highly secure and resistant to interception. It is widely supported and relatively easy to set up.
  • FTPS, on the other hand, adds security to FTP through SSL/TLS, which can be more complex to configure and may have compatibility issues with firewalls and NAT devices due to its dual-port nature.


Abdullah As-Sadeed
Abdullah As-Sadeed

Prefers coding from scratch. Loves the Linux kernel.

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