Linux Commands for Beginners 23 – Transferring Files with scp

In my Linux Commands for Beginners series, we’ll explore everything you need to know in order to be productive on the Linux Command Line. You’ll learn basic commands, input/output redirection, package management, resource monitoring, troubleshooting, and more. In video 23, we explore transferring files from one system to another via scp.

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  1. Welcome to the forum, Batman!

    Operation timeout is likely a message that SSH and SCP give when you try to connect to a SSH server that does not run. For example, if you try to ssh you will get a connection timed out message, either because there is no ssh server running on that host, or port 22 is behind a firewall that is set to drop the packets.

    You likely get connection refused when a firewall is set to reject packages, instead of just silently dropping them. Rejecting means that the original transmitter will receive a message that their connection was refused.

    There is also permission denied (+ / - connection closed), which is an openssh message when authentication fails.

  2. Probably. Try it and see how it goes.

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