Best Solution for Transfering Files

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at
Tue Jan 30 08:36:08 UTC 2007

Amichai Rotman wrote:

> WinSCP dosn't work because I couldn't find any way to configure a
> tunnel like there is in Putty. I open two Putty windows, one for the
> tunnel and one for use. This way it works for the CLI stuff.
> Can someone point me to an SCP or SFTP app that work with a TCP
> tunnel?

I'm not familiar with WinSCP in particular but I'd bet my left arm it's
nothing much more than plain vanilla scp with a pretty dress on. Which
means you don't need any "tunnel". The program uses SSH natively, or
rather SSH has the ability to enable file transfers, and WinSCP taps
into that.  However you want to look at it, the transfer is as secure
as SSH is. There's no need to tunnel one SSH connection through
another one. :)  

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