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File Transfer across Operating Systems

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Hi

I am trying to figure out what the most secure and reliable protocol is that I could use from a Sun Solaris server to "get" (fetch) files from a windows server.

Also, softwares/servers would both the unix and windows server need to be running?

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I use WinSCP from Windows server to transfer between Solaris and Windows servers, both servers need to be on the network of couse.
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Also WinSCP is using secure ftp protocol (SFTP), is secure.

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I will need access the Windows server from the Solaris server. I am guessing WinSCP will not work in this case?

Yes, both servers are on the same network.
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So you can try "sftp" from Solaris to Windows servers, but you need permission to access/copy files from Windows server.

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Does sFTP need to be installed on the windows server in this case?
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Yes, you need to install "sftp" client on Windows.

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Or, are we sure that sftp is the only way or rather say, the best way to go?
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