The SSH File Transfer Protocol, (sometimes called Secure File Transfer Protocol, Secure FTP), or SFTP, is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management functionality over any reliable data stream.

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sFTP process ids explained?

Could someone explain to me the process that sftp makes when creating a connection and transferring data, on a control/data level? I know the basics about the ssh authentication and such, but for ...
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sFTP works on my new file server running Ubuntu Server - should I install an FTP server (e.g. vsftpd)?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server for the first time followed by LAMP. My plan is to have a separate computer to host my websites. So, next step I wanted to allow for FTP uploading. I'd heard of FTP ...
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Using sftp ChrootDirectory while giving other users write access to the same directory

I need to allow an untrusted user SFTP access to a particular directory under his webserver root. I don't want him to access any other parts of the system (including the rest of the web), so I thought ...
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Work is blocking an SSH connection, what is the easiest workaround?

My work laptop/network is blocking an SSH connection (that I can make with my cellphone so I know it's valid)? What is the easiest away around it? I'm fine with a small fee to reroute or whatever. ...
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How to create super sftp user has access to all other sftp user folders?

I'm trying to create a super sftp user that have access to all other sftp user folders. For example, we have sftpuser1 with home folder /home/sftpuser1, sftpuser2 with home foler /home/sftpuser2, now ...
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Chroot sftp jail seems to be insistent on not working

So I followed this guide to the letter: http://markshust.com/2013/04/01/how-setup-chrootd-sftp-account-linux and a few other guides as well, but I seem to be incapable of getting a connection. I am ...
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Mounting shared directory for chroot users

I ran in to an interesting issue with mounting that doesn't make any sense to me. Basically I have setup a chroot environment for SFTP users, they each have a chroot directory with a format of ...
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Unable to authenticate vsFTPd virtual user wih SSH/SFTP Ubuntu 12.04

I'm somewhat new to linux so forgive me if the answer is an obvious one. I've been trying for days now without success. I'm setting up a simple SFTP service with vsFTPd. I've had no issues setting up ...
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Secure file transfer: VPN vs SFTP

We have a client who needs to transfer small, secure data files between customer sites and a central server. They wanted us to develop an application for them that would make use of a VPN to send the ...
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Able to access the server with SSH, but not with SFTP

I have access to the server via SSH (using Putty Client), but I am not able to connect via SFTP, using same port (using FileZilla, or other clients). Server requires public key authorization, and ...
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lftp - mirror and wildcards

Is there anyway to use wildcards ("*") when using mirror command? I know there is a mget command, which is simply the same as get, but one can use wildcards with it. Is there something equivelant to ...
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SCP and SSH connect, but FileZilla and CyberDuck can't

I'm on a Mac. I'm trying to connect to a remote Ubuntu server. I can successfully connect to it using ssh and scp commands in the shell. For example: $ scp -i ~/Projects/keys/foo.pem foo_config.ini ...
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What should I do to access the whole server via SFTP?

I just setup the server with Debian and trying to access /var/www directory by Notepad++ via SFTP. But there are very few folders accessible. It looks like SFTP has the access just to those few ...
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Trying to automatically download backups stored on a virtual server using SFTP

I have a centOS WHM where I store multiple cPanels. I need to SFTP into this server and download the cPanel backups which over daily/weekly/monthly. I'll probably just grab the weekly backups. I had ...
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What is wrong with this FTP server?

Trying to upload files to a web host and the FTP server seems awful. I keep getting the error Error: The data connection could not be established: ETIMEDOUT - Connection attempt timed out And when ...
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Can I use PSFTP to connect?

I can connect to a FTP site using FileZilla. It uses the FTP Protocol, requiring implicit FTP over TLS, username, password, and uses a passive transfer mode, on port 900. I am trying to find a ...
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Questions to ssh connection with keys

I think of using sftp as transfer for backups and using keys instead of passwords. I understand it works this way: I've got 2 servers: server1 and backup I want server1 to connect to backup and ...
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SFTP transfer with keys

can somebody explain me how I can transfer files with SFTP over bash and with ssh keys instead of passwords? I use Debian 7 and openssh server. Regards, Akitoyo
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sshfs is failing with “remote host has disconnected”

I'm running sshfs with the following: sshfs [email protected]:/var/www/myapp /home/basicuser/code -o sftp_server="/usr/bin/sudo /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server" I have also created RSA keys ...
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why does screen cause problems with sftp?

I love to use screen, but I haven't really had much experience using it over ssh. At work I recently was issued a shell account and I decided to try to configure it so that screen gets run when I ...
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Is SFTP without keys still better than FTP?

I have a question regarding SFTP and security. Is using SFTP without keys, still more secure (eg. encrypted) than plain FTP?
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setting sftp permissions on CentOS

If I upload files via ftp on my website (on a machine running CentOS) the default permissions are 000, and I often forget to do a chmod when uploading file. Is there a way to have a gentler umask ...
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What's a reliable command-line Linux app for SFTP uploading?

I have to upload a large number of files via SFTP. I need a command-line app to do this on Linux CentOS 6. Yes, I've searched on Google and haven't found any that are reliable. I tried to use scp ...
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cannot connect sftp to ubuntu server

Hi can anyone help me figure out why I cannot connect to my server via Filezilla. It was working not long ago and I have not changed any settings. everytime i try to connect to the server i get ...
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Looking for a fast and reliable way to copy files to SFTP

I always used SFTP for copying up CMS systems, modify system/user files, or files related to sites and similar. Small things. Even if the file was larger, I could just wait it out. But now I have ...
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Server load affection due to excesive sftp connections to sync server

I am planning to sync around 200 very small files per hour (less than 1KB each file), the source files are on a remote SFTP server and the destination files are on a Windows Server. My fear is the too ...
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Is there any way to change the file permission of the file while doing SFTP?

As I send a file via SFTP to a windows server. When I do this,the default file permission will be 640. there we have a scheduler task which will run on a particular time to grab the files. Due to the ...
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SFTP certificates not being recognised

We currently access a third party's axway sftp server manually via a web ui and would like to set up a passwordless login to allow automatic downloads. I have made sure the authorized_keys file is ...
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Dreamweaver FTP on Mac access to AWS Instance

I've searched for this but haven't had any luck yet. I'm new to Mac so bear with me pls! I have Dreamweaver on PC accessing my instance on AWS for ftp through the bitvise client which implements an ...
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Color empty files in Windows

I face a need to show empty (0 bytes size) files in color in Windows Explorer. (I get them over sftp and need to know whether they're empty to prevent data loss - an application creates empty files ...
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Sync files to an sftp server

Other than Winscp, is there a program that can do a sftp file sync of folders in windows? I'd like to find a simple way to add directories to be backed up to my sftp server. I'd like to run it as a ...
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apache/Magento user's Linux home directory (for private RSA key)

apache runs Magento on our Linux server, and I'm trying to find out where the home directory for this user would be. I need to place a private key for SFTP access for Magento's extension. There is ...
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Why was I able to connect with SSH2 to an SFTP server with gFTP?

I'm learning Linux and on Windows when I used Filezilla I would connect using the sftp protocol. I noticed gFTP didn't have the option so I tried SSH2 and set the port to 22 and it worked. Why did ...
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Where to place private key for Magento (PHP)?

I created a Magento extension that uploads file via SFTP to one server using a password authentication. There's another server I need to upload some files to, but using an asymmetric key (RSA) ...
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FTPS versus SFTP versus SCP

I would like to know exactly what the difference is between the following protocols: FTPS, SFTP, and SCP. For instance Unix has an scp tool, FileZilla offers FTP and SFTP, whereas JetBrains PhpStorm ...
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crontab a bash script that is copying certain files

First I would like to say that I am terrible with scripting so this has been a true challenge for me. Any input would be great! I would like to automate an sftp transfer every 24h. If I am lucky in ...
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Uploading files remotely just deletes the contents

I'm new to Linux, and for school I'm using a remote SSH shell via SSH Secure Shell Client 3.2.9 and SSH Secure File Transfer Client from Windows 7 to try to upload files. We were going over the ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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Proper procedure - sftp access to www folder - To be able to upload files

My www folder is root:root. What should it be? My site works perfectly but maybe I am doing something wrong. My nginx.conf says user is 'nginx'. Should I be changing the www onwership and group to ...
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SFTP Connection to Windows 2008 Server Running RemotelyAnywhere

I'm writing a program that automates a test that needs to be preformed on a regular basis. To do this test it requires a number of files to first be uploaded to a Windows 2008 Server. The server does ...
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SFTP Passwordless connection

there is sftp user for which password less connectivity is established long back however we are trying to connect from other sources\server and I forgot the passwd of the user so if I reset the ...
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How to create an SFTP folder shortcut in Windows Explorer?

I'm currently running a Windows Server 2012 VM in Windows Azure and I need to create a shortcut in Windows Explorer for a remote Ubuntu SFTP server. Usually I can just connect to "mywebsite.com" in an ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 folder permissions (lost access to any folders after setting up sftp)

I have had an ubuntu 12.10 server running for a while with dlna and samba running successfully. On a previous build, I had an sftp server running and I wanted to do it again. First, I updated all ...
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SFTP on Amazon EC2 instance with Debian adding limited access users

I have a amazon EC2 instance with debian 6.0 installed. I am using SFTP via SSH to transfer fileles to my sever. But With root key all the folders from server are exposed. How can I generate different ...
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SFTP with a username AND login name?

I just set up a Mac to accept SSH connections. It need both a login and user name like this: ssh [email protected] -l "My login name" This works fine, but I can't figure out how to do this using ...
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How Do I provide client support in sshd

I have Target board where sshd is a daemon which will set the sftp-server and listen to client trying to connect to board using sftp protocol.But there when I try to connect to other machine from ...
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Logging rssh/chroot SFTP users

I'm trying to log activity (uploads, downloads, renames, deletes) for SFTP users. If I SFTP with a normal user, it logs to /var/log/secure. If I SFTP with a rssh user, it logs that they connected, but ...
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Setting up sftp connection

So here is the situation. I have a webserver hosting a clients website and he would like to have sftp access to it. Server OS: ubuntu 10.04 I would like to confine his useraccount to his ...
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Directive 'ChrootDirectory' is not allowed with new OpenSSH

I am trying to set up chrooted SFTP access but OpenSSH is giving this error: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: line 94: Bad configuration option: ChrootDirectory /etc/ssh/sshd_config line 94: Directive ...
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sftp through other ssh server (proxy like)

When I access a server from my local network, I first have to connect to my main server (all ports go to this machine) and when I'm on my main server, I have to connect to my next machine (which is ...