Best Solution for Transfering Files

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Jan 30 15:22:43 UTC 2007

Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:

> 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.

You do your PuTTY stuff through PuTTY, and your SCP stuff through WinSCP,
and that should be all there is to it.  What sort of error is WinSCP
actually generating?

>> 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". 

Correcter :-)

> 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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