What is the difference between ftp encryption types SSL, TLS, SFTP and SSH ?

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Subject: What is the difference between ftp encryption types SSL, TLS, SFTP and SSH ?
Posted by:  mm…@buzz.com
Date: 17 Dec 2006

I have seen a couple of different encryption types for ftp connections:

TLS
SSL
SFTP
SSH

Ok, provided an ftp server offers all these types: which type should I choose
to setup the ftp server or to select from the ftp clients view ?

Is the security for all these types similar and the difference refers only different protocols?

What are the pros and cons ?

Marcus

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