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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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File Transfer

A web server isn't any good without web content. While I design my websites on FreeBSD, my websites are hideous.[70] Web design professionals usually design their sites on a workstation and upload them to the server. The standard methods for file transfer are FTP and sftp/scp.

FTP, the File Transfer Protocol, is the classic method of moving files from one computer to another over the Internet. Most of your users will prefer to use FTP. Like many other protocols, FTP has not aged well. FTP has problems in many modern environments. Over the years, fixes for these issues have been bolted onto the specification, creating a Frankensteinian horror of a protocol that lurches after network administrators when they turn away even for a moment. ...

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