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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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Network Connections

ssh

Securely log into a remote host, or run commands on it.

telnet

Log into a remote host (insecure!).

scp

Securely copy files to/from a remote host (batch).

sftp

Securely copy files to/from a remote host (interactive).

ftp

Copy files to/from a remote host (interactive, insecure!).

With Linux, it’s easy to establish network connections from one machine to another for remote logins and file transfers. Just make sure you do it securely.

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