Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of faq/files/sftp


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Dec 31, 2007, 10:37:44 AM (13 years ago)
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    1 == How do I copy files to my server? How do I use FTP/SFTP? ==
     1= How do I copy files to my server? How do I use FTP/SFTP? =
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    33Copying files from your computer to your web site allows you to add or modify content on your web site.
     
    77We recommend using one of the following free programs (see below), however, May First will work with any program that uses the secure copy/secure FTP protocol.
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    9 ''A note on fingerprints''
     9== A note on fingerprints ==
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    1111The first time you connect to one of our servers, your Secure FTP program should warn you that you are connecting to a server that you have never connected to before. This warning is important! You do not want to risk connecting to the wrong server, because you will essentially be handing this server your username and password.
     
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    26 ''Recommended Software''
     26== Recommended Software ==
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    2828Windows: [http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/download.php WinSCP]
     
    3636Linux: [http://gftp.seul.org/ GFTP]
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     38== How do I find my files? ==
    3839Using the sftp program, begin a session with the hostname, username and password we've sent you. You will see a directory listing that includes a folder with the same name as your web site domain. Click on that folder and then open the sub-directory called "web". You can upload and manage your site files in that directory.
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    40 ''But why can't I use FTP?''
     41== But why can't I use FTP? ==
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    4243FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an older method for copying files from your computer to a web server. Unfortunately, FTP sends your password over the Internet in plain text, which is not considered a good idea. The secure copy programs mentioned above work very similarly to the way FTP programs work, except that they encrypt your password and all the information you copy back and forth.