How SFTP protocol works — explained in details step by step

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3 min readMar 12, 2023

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Beginning

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is a secure file transfer protocol. It runs over the SSH protocol. you could also consider it a “file transfer feature” added over ssh, or “SFTP commands support” on top of ssh.

Preparation

To understand SFTP quickly. you can download FileZilla and enable the trace to see what is happening.

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