SFTP vs SCP | Difference between SFTP and SCP
• This page compares SFTP vs SCP and mentions difference between SFTP and SCP.
• Both SFTP and SCP use TCP port number 22.
• Both protocols run on SSH and hence both of them are par as far as security is concerned.
• Both of them support large file transfer as they do not have any limit on the file size.
|Full Form||Secure File Transfer Protocol||Secure Channel Protocol|
|Function||SFTP protocol performs functions such as file access, file transfer and file management.||SCP protocol is used for transfer of data along with protection against interception.|
|operations||It is file transfer protocol and uses SSH. It performs directory listing and file removal tasks||Can not perform operations such as listing of remote directories or removing of files, it is used to transfer files only.|
|Speed of file transfer||slower as SFTP has to ack each of the packet.||faster|
|Resumption of interrupted file transfer||supported by SFTP command line client||not supported|
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