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What are the advantages of each option? What are the disadvantages? Is there a best practice in this? I fail to see any critical differences between them.

In my current place of employment we use nodes exclusively, however they are all in our internal network.

I have a task that needs to be delegated to an external server. It does not need access to our GIT. Essentially, it will upload data to a file server, and does not need to access our servers, network, data, etc.

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    Can you add more details about what you mean by "SSH site" and "node"? I am not familiar with these terms as they relate to Jenkins. Perhaps you are talking about communicating with nodes via JNLP vs. SSH? – jayhendren Sep 6 '18 at 22:45
  • He tried to choose jenkins slave (jnlp) or ssh agent (plugin). Do not use plugin if you can solve it natively. – Meiram Chuzhenbayev Sep 7 '18 at 21:03
  • @jayhendren by "SSH site" I mean using a the "Execute shell script on remote host using SSH" build step (It refers to the SSH host as an SSH site if I get it). By Node I mean a server that runs a Jenkins agent program and responds to the Jenkins master. Based on: wiki.jenkins.io/display/JENKINS/Distributed+builds. – Uberhumus Sep 12 '18 at 7:58
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If I need to build, run checks, tests, ... I use a node.

If I want to open a connection to a server to deliver the built code to production for example, I use the sshCommand step from SSH Step plugin. When the code is delivered the ssh connection is closed.

Having a node always connected to your jenkins can be unpleasant. Let's say the server you connect to belongs to a partner and he wants to audit the times you connect to put the files on the server. In that case he cannot say. Having a node always connected also means you need to maintain the connection, imagine the server is configured to disconnect you after a while or the server reboots and the connection is not relaunched.

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