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Transfer Files Securely Over the Network

Hands-On Lab


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Among a system administrator's duties is having to transfer files between systems. But sending files across a network can be a security problem, so we need to encrypt things using the tools available with SSH in order to keep our data safe while it's in transit.

This activity will get us familiar with secure file transfers using SSH-based tools, like scp and rsync. Once this activity is complete, we'll know when to copy files or to synchronize them, and understand the difference between "pushing" and "pulling" file transfers over the network securely.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.