Best Solution for Transfering Files

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe.alfaro at
Wed Jan 24 15:20:34 UTC 2007

On 1/24/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Amichai Rotman wrote:
> > Hi all
> > What would be the best solution to transfer files to my home computer from
> > my work computer?
> >
> > Currently I have a CLI SSH client on the WinXP machine at work (Putty).
> >
> > I thought maybe set up an FTP server at home and transfer the files this
> > way, but it seems very unsecured.
> >
> > The WinSCP client I use from my parent's house does not work for me due to
> > security policies implemented  at my workplace's network...
> You mean they won't let you install it?  I can't see any other way winSCP
> could fail if you can run SSH.
> > 2) Any way to make WinSCP (or a similar app) work?
> If it's just firewalling, yes - try changing from SCP to SFTP or vice-versa.

Changing from SFTP to SCP or viceversa shouldn't make any difference
as both use the same channel (22/tcp).

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