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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How to download a directory and its contents using PSFTP?

I'm using PSFTP and am looking to download two directories and all of their subdirectories and place them else where on my server. I would think it would be as simple as get dirname c:\localdirname ...
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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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Locking down SFTP user in cygwin

I set up a user to ssh to Windows Server 2008 R2. I was able to change de default directory. The only piece I could not figure out is how to restrict user to just that directory. In other word I ...
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Can't write or download to SFTP on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I'm having a problem setting up SFTP with an Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS x64. I use openSSH with public key authentication, I can login with SSH perfectly with the keys no problem. I can also connect to ...
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FileZilla on Mac OS X can't open .ssh directory to get my keyfile

I'm trying to log on to my Amazon EC2 cloud server instance with FileZilla, To do this I need to specify a keyfile for SFTP over SSH, However, FileZilla in OS X can't open files in hidden ...
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Shell script to SFTP file to remote server

This is probably a question asked before, but I can't find a good question/answer. I need to write a shell script that will be called by PHP program (exec function) to move all *.pdf files to a remote ...
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SFTP is very slow through Airport Extreme

I'm having a bit of trouble setting up an SFTP server on a Mac running 10.8.5. The Mac is connected to an Airport Extreme (late 2013), running firmware 7.7.3. That airport has NAT turned on and is ...
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Any apps that auto sync local to remote on save for mac?

Does Panic's Transmit has this feature? For example you set it to watch a particular folder, and any file changes in that folder gets uploaded to the remote automatically? They were highly ...
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SFTP transfer a file from server to desktop

I am trying to compete an assignment for school and I have one final step. I have use the "put" command to load the file. Then ran a spool and the file followed by ending the spool. Now I am back at ...
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3rd party application unable to write to a directory via SFTP

Last night, I installed a program called ScreenCloud on my Fedora 20 laptop. This application uploads screenshots I take on my computer to a number of different places, one of the options being to my ...
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Benefits of tunneling on an unrestricted network for SFTP purposes

If SFTP is already secured with SSH-2 without tunneling enabled, then what additional security benefit does tunneling give for SFTP purposes? Tunneling seems to be useful only as a proxy for SFTP ...
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SFTP without tunneling?

I am using WinSCP 5.5.5, which gives the user the choice of FTP, SFTP, SCP protocols for remote access to website files. I chose to use SFTP. My questions (indicated in bold numbers): 1. My ...
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Powershell Script to SFTP New files

I have a script here that SFTP's files from one location to another, the script works fine however I'd like to change the script so that it only copies files that are not already present. Bit of a ...
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SFTP upload and download speed difference

I have two Solaris box, I am using SFTP to transfer file of 1063 MB. when I do fire get (get file from server) speed is approx. 270KB/s when I do fire put (put file on server) speed is approx. ...
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Some FTP folders not visible to client

I ran into a very interesting issue today. In my directory I have: hearts laptops pets scaledBU spotlights Each of those are directories. I created these directories using FileZilla but they are ...
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How can I get an SFTP server running on Windows 2008?

I have a remote Windows 2008 machine and the task at hand is to share out parts of its filesystem via SFTP for a single user. Were commercial software an option things would be easy but I want ...
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Linux FTP User Directory Access Restriction?

I'm setting up the SFTP with different users. I simply need to strict some users to be given stricted Folder Access. General users to access the whole Main FTP Directory normally: ...
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Copying entire dir using SFTP [duplicate]

In sftp> put * or get * doesnt get the hidden files or directories inside the dir. What to do if I want to use sftp to copy entire dir,along with subdirs that are hidden also? For example a .git ...
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Key based authentication (SFTP) failed

I created a pair or RSA keys using Putty key generator, The Public key is attached set on the server side. The private key at windows client machine and being used with pageant and FileZila and ...
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In general, is SFTP unsecure?

I've seen several comments on internet in which people say something like: "I've uninstalled SFTP server, it is much better, it remove security vulnerabilities" What are these vulnerabilities, if ...
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sshfs is failing with “remote host has disconnected”

I'm running sshfs with the following: sshfs basicuser@192.168.1.111:/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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Replace FTP with SFTP to transfer files - PSFTP.EXE ONLY

I am currently FTP'ing file to a unix box from a windows server. I want to change the following section of the script and migrate the ftp process to be sftp. @echo off echo user %user%> ...
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How do I connect to SFTP w/ lftp?

I usually hang out over @ stackoverflow, but I think I may just have a problem with my understanding of lftp itself. Using this handy wrapper (https://github.com/Atinux/node-ftps) for lftp on ...
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download a large file TAR using SFTP

I am trying to download from a remote server ( in UK I am in the USA) a large file using SFTP (50GB) It starts but (maybe 10% done) it abandons it and says "too large" Is there another way to get ...
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Why does SSHTools SSH/SFTP server use another port to listen to server commands?

SFTP usually listens on port 22. But then I found an SFTP tool (SSHTools) that uses a command port to listen "for server commands such as stop". Why not make the server listen for the stop command on ...
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transfer hundreds of files specified on a list between two servers

I need to download 800 files from a server to my server. These files have different names and they're in different subdirectories in the remote server, but I have their names on a list. How can I do ...
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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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Limiting ssh to sftp only?

I use SSH keys to allow passwordless logons to my box. I want to limit them to SFTP only. I have the following in my authorized_keys file which appears to work: command="internal-sftp" ssh-rsa ... ...
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sftp scp can not work , result in network down

root@6-2:/root> scp 1.pcap yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx:~ yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx's password: 1.pcap 0% 0 0.0KB/s --:-- ETA I use scp to ...
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What is the meaning of “spawn” linux shell commands ? (Centos6)

I need to know how to setup a cron job that automatically connects to the remote server and change the directory and get all the files in that directory to local i think i have to use sftp but i saw ...
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www-data group write after sftp?

I'd like to have my apache user be able to read and write files, my sftp user(s) to be able to upload files that are then available (rwX) to both other sftp users and apache, and everyone else read is ...
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Connect to server using SFTP and public ssh key using FileZilla on Windows

Is it possible to generate an ssh key on a windows machine then use that key to connect to a server using SFTP via FileZilla? This is all working with my Mac but I have a client that is stuck in a ...
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SFTP server Issue — Too many open Files on Linux

We have SFTP server on linux box. And every other week we get an error message "Too Many Open Files". We have to restart the SFTP server every time we get this issue. Let me know if there is a way to ...
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lftp remote copy file from one directory to another

I download all files in remote dir1/. They are downloaded to a directory which contains hundreds of files. I need to copy the file to a remote "archive" directory. I need to delete the file from ...
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How to view remotely mapped drive in the Windows command line

I'm using Expandrive 3 to map a remote drive to the Z:\ drive on my computer. I would like to view it using the command line from Windows 7, but trying cd Z:\ doesn't do anything. No error message, ...
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Why every OS still can't resume file transferring? [closed]

I mean, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 and Snow Leopard... All newest and top of line desktop operating system still use regular copy to transfer files, as it seems to me from experience. Instead of using ...
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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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Sftp virtualhosting based on the SNI server name?

I am thinking on the possibility of the virtualhosting of sftp based on the server name, which was given by the client with SNI. Is it possible? Does any similar already exist there?
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Any recommendations on a free sftp drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive ? SFTP as a folder on Vista I would like to map an ssh connection to a drive on my windows machine? Any recommendations ...
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WinSCP putting multiple files on SFTP site

With WinSCP 5.2 I wanted to put multiple files with a file extension .pgp on an SFTP site. When I tested my original command line (see below) and it only placed the first *.pgp alphabetical file ...
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with SFTP - how to cd and lcd with one command?

I'm using SFTP via terminal to connect to a server to upload and download files. I often find myself typing statements like this: cd website/theme/drupal7default/assets/css lcd ...
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Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive?

I'm looking for a way to map an sFTP connection to a Windows (Vista) drive. In other words, a tool that would add a new drive (let's say N:) to my computer, that would directly point to my remote ...
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Quickest way to upload to a server?

I am looking for a way to upload a large file (1gb) to a server. So far I have used scp, nc and sftp. Initially I start with a nice upload speed of around 2 mbps, but this quickly slows down to around ...
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Get Directory Size through SFTP

A client has a managed websever; on this server is an e-commerce script and part of the script dumps a backup every week. The backup is stored on the web server (not in the HTTP route). The ISP takes ...
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How to allow ssh access to a folder of another user

Let's say I have a user 'user1'. This user has a special directory which can be accessed by another user ('user2'): /home/user1/directory How can I allow ssh/sftp access for user2 only to this ...
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Slow sftp for one user

Remote user across the country has latency issues transferring files over SFTP using filezilla client to access our shared filesystem (CentOS 6 machines running OpenSSH). One of twenty geographically ...
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How can I run `make` and retrieve the binary from a remote host without `ssh`ing twice?

I'm working on a project for which I don't have the toolchain configured on my own machine and I'm thus developing remotely. My workflow right now looks as follows: open the remote project directory ...
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Best alternative to Filezilla Client [closed]

I'm using Window XP. So I m not able to use Filezilla. Can anyone suggest the best FTP Software replacement for Filezilla? Free software preferred. Thanks
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Wrong ownership when SFTP files

I have successfully setup jailed SFTP access using ChrootDirectory. Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory %h X11Forwarding no AllowTCPForwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp I ...
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sftpd allows file creation, but not overwriting existing files on HP-UX

one of our operational systems (linux) pushes files to our server (HPUX) using SFTP. Sometimes (..) they need to resend an updated version using the same file_name, but the sftp server doesn't allow ...