Best Solution for Transfering Files

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Jan 25 14:58:20 UTC 2007

Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:

> 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).

Yeah, I came to that conclusion as soon as I sent it - but if he's got SSH I
can't see any reason why winSCP wouldn't work.

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