Instead of doing sftp, we can go to Finder and connect to server using ftps://somesite.com. So should be a valid tag if the user is inquiring about it.

The question is at: After connecting to a server using ftps://somesite.com the files cannot be dragged and dropped there?

  • Can you add (either directly in the question or as a comment) links to some questions which would benefit from such a tag?
    – nohillside Mod
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 16:21
  • yes it has been just added in the question Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 16:24
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    To support this I'd want a clear summary in an answer on when ssh / sftp / ftp / ftps tags would be used. Having just ssh and ftp seems right to me, but perhaps I'm missing how the site would benefit from more tags in this area.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 10:54
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    @bmike By "just ssh and ftp" are you suggesting that you'd rather the current sftp tag be replaced by these two tags, regardless of the introduction (or not) of ftps?
    – grg Mod
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 10:57

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I don't think we need a specific tag right now. The question you linked just happens to be using FTPS, rather than being about FTPS. There's no questions I can find which are specific to the secure version of FTP — only about FTP in general. The standard tag of will suffice.

  • doesn't everything have a starting point? with ftps coming into existence, there is a starting point of it, with it being a current part of computer technologies Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 17:43
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    Hi @太極者無極而生. This is a no answer. Please make your own - "yes" we should have ftps tag. In in, if you could explain when each tag would be used it might help us collectively decide. For now, I'm inclined to agree with George, but please explain how you see starting this would help.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 10:53

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