Is FTP equivalent to SFTP? if so what is the level of encryption?

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asked Mar 23 in Shared Hosting by PN (120 points)

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SFTP is more secure than FTP.

Unlike FTP, the SFTP protocol is packet-based instead of text-based. Where FTP might send a command such as “DELE file.txt,” SFTP would send a binary 0xBC and then “file.txt.” The key difference is that by sending less data, the SFTP protocol is faster over the long-term as less data is crossing the wire.

SFTP and FTPS implement strong algorithms like AES and Triple DES to encrypt any data transferred,

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answered Apr 4 by keshan.p (640 points)
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