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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Exclude specific group/users from ForceCommand in OpenSSH ssd_config

I want to make ForceCommand internal-sftp and ChrootDirectory /jail the default for all users accessing a server via SSH. Only users in a certain group are allowed to escape this. How can I exclude a ...
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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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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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Can I put comments in a sftp batch file script?

I'm using sftp batch scripts to automate some file transfers. Is there a syntax for putting comments in the batch files? For example: sftp -b mybatchscript.sftp nick@server Where ...
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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 admin@192.168.1.100 -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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Cannot see files present on server when connecting via SFTP?

I am not able to see the files present on the server using Filezilla ftp client. I am using SFTP connection. I am able to connect to the server. I can see only the directories but not the files. I ...
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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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Coda 2 and SCP uploading files with the wrong permission

Currently I have a basic Ubuntu server running a website. The website is for a few students learning HTML/PHP and each student has their own account with a symbolic link to the shared website folder. ...
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SFTP - Recursively fetch new files

I have a remove file system structure like this: + /measure + / 2013-09 + / 2013-09-04 + / fooinstrument + result03343445845.csv + ...
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SFTP failing - connection closed by remote host

I've as of yet been unable to correct this problem. I've tried adjusting MaxStartups to >10, clearing out the files listed in known_hosts, and compared configs between a server that is working ...
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GUI FTP program capable of using public/private keys?

I need a SFTP client that's a GUI and is capable of using public/private keys. Filezilla claims to, but first gave me this: The file '/home/xxxx/xxxx' is not in a format supported by FileZilla. The ...
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Secure remote editing of root-accessible files over SSH

As per security best practices one should not allow root login over SSH with password or keys. Instead, sudo should be used. However, if one wants to use SSH (SFTP) for remote editing of server ...
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How can I make sftp accounts that can only access their home directory?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.10. I need to setup 6 accounts for users that will exclusively need sftp. When the user logs in, I need them to only have access to their home directory. I don't want them ...
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Can I use the same machine as a client and server for SSH?

For development tests, I need to setup an SFTP server. So I want to know if it's possible to use the same machine as the client and the server. I tried and I keep getting this error: Permission ...
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psftp -F config file

Is there an equivalent -F option in the psftp (the one bundled with Putty)? I am trying to connect to a VM that requires using a ProxyCommand. Host *.<domain_here> User kapitanluffy ...
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Cannot Connect via SFTP When I Travel or am on Another ISP's Connection

I use SFTP to upload our website to our server with InMotion Hosting. It works fine when I am home and use our ISP (BellSouth.Net - Now AT&T. It also works fine on 1 of our Philippine ISP ...
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Is there a site to download Linux ISOs over SFTP?

My work allows the downloading of ISO images for work related projects. However the proxy we use has issues when downloading from FTP sites. I should also mention that downloading large files over ...
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Downloading very large files via SFTP

I need to download some very large files (circa 75 GB) from a remote server via SFTP. I've been using SFTP via the command line on my Linux netbook. Around halfway through, the transfer stops and says ...
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AWS EC2 instance can't connect to ssh or SFTP “all of a sudden”

I have an instance set up on AWS. It's an Ubuntu 12.04 server, and I can no longer log into ssh or sftp using my key. I was logged into both ssh and sftp at the same time on a mac using terminal for ...
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How to create a ssh key so that it can only use sshfs on a Synology NAS?

I have an ssh key without a paraphrase that allows a user to log in to a remote server. This key is used to mount a folder in the remote server using sshfs and backup the files in my laptop. I would ...
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sftp to ec2 instance using FileZilla/Putty

I can only login to my ec2 instance via Putty/FileZilla if I use the username ubuntu. This is fine for putty as i can then su but in filezilla I am not able to add any files as I am not able to su. ...
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How do I connect to a ftp/sftp site?

I need to provide an url to a third party company so that they can log in and download the file. The problem is that I don't know the url for my ftp/sftp site due to my very limited knowledge in ftp. ...
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Changing AuthorizedKeysFile to anything other than default does not work

I am trying to perform paswordless key based authentication. In ssh_config on the server to which I am trying to upload the files, when AuthorizedKeysFile .ssh/authorized_keys I am able to sftp ...
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How to copy all directory from another host to current host on Linux

My current files and directories are hosted with Godaddy.com and they don't allow scp over to another host, and I want to get all the pictures for wordpress under wp-content/uploads/* but when I tried ...
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Control who connect to my server and access the file

I have installed NAS sever which is accessible from Internet by SFTP with certificate authentication. but I have a challenge: I want to control who is using my server but If I send a ...
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Script for transferring files over the internet via a Cron task

I want to add a bit to a backup script that will transfer a file to another server, over the internet. My cron currently does a pg_dump of a database into a file on the local machine, I want to then ...
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Can't ssh into my Mac at home, from office

I'm trying to ssh/sftp to my Mac at home, from office. I can ping it fine. I'm pretty sure I set up keys correctly with ssh-keygen Here's what I'm getting (private info masked with •••): ...
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Why can't I connect to my home SSH (SFTP) server? What am I doing wrong?

I am new to this topic of creating a SFTP server on one's computer. I would like to be able to access the folder on my Windows XP computer via SFTP from another computer or a phone. The following is ...
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In sftp, how to set the default permission for all files in a folder?

I want to set the default permission for all files in a folder, including newly uploaded ones, to a certain value, say 644, instead of doing "chmod 644" all the time. Is there any command making ...
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SFTP access without hassle

I'm trying to provide access to a local folder for someone over the internet. After googling around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that SFTP is the safest thing to expose through the firewall to ...
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Best way to transfer files across unstable LAN?

This is very similar to Question 326211, but in this case, the LAN is an unstable Wi-Fi connection. I need to transfer about 11 GiB of files between two computers, both running Linux (although one ...
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Accessing SFTP folders transparently in Explorer on Windows 7

One feature available on Linux (using Nautilus from Gnome) that I really like a lot is the ability to access remote servers via SFTP just by typing sftp://server/folder and saving those as bookmarks. ...
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chroot SFTP user can't modify any files in mounted drive

Well, here are the steps I’ve done; the problem is listed at the bottom. sudo mkdir /home/test sudo useradd test sudo chown root:test /home/test sudo chmod 755 /home/test sudo groupadd testgroup sudo ...
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Issues while setting up passwordless sftp

I was trying to set up a passwordless sftp from one Red Hat Linux server to another. As "oracle" user, I created the key-pair on server1, copied the publickey over to server2, and then added them to ...
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slow sftp, starts fast, stalls after 10 sec

On a 32 bit Ubuntu machine (12.04), I have a speed problem transfering files (~100MB) with sftp (command-line), from my machine to a server, on a ethernet 100Mb/s network. The transfer starts at ...
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What types or standards exist for (S)FTP proxy authentication and usage?

I develop and support a program which uses (S)FTP to download files to corporate servers. Corporate clients often require my program to go through a proxy rather than connecting directly. ...
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TortoiseGIT and sftp

I have a server which I can't modify/install anything on that. the only way that server gives me is to use sftp protocol to connect to the server and modify the files. I have access to the server ...
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Edit-text-files-over-SSH using a local text editor

I am working in various Linux and UNIX environments. I'd like to elegantly solve the problem of editing remote configuration files over SSH. Instead of using terminal editors (nano), I'd like to open ...
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sftp://domainnaame.tld shows whole filesystem

I have a home web server using SSH on a custom port. I've found that if I go to sftp://domainname.tld:port my whole filesystem is visible, and anybody can download any file. I'd like to chroot this to ...
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Can /usr/bin/sftp resume file transfers?

I have a machine with only sftp access. No ssh, no shell, no rsync. When I get a file using /usr/bin/sftp, can I make it resume an aborted transfer?
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How Does SparkleShare Work With Git?

I haven't been able to find an answer to this anywhere on the internet so I wanted to bring my question here, to see if anyone has an answer! I'm new to the Git scene and I'm curious how SparkleShare ...
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cURL SFTP upload speed only 50% compared to command line SFTP

I need to use cURL to upload some files to an SFTP server, it has to be using cURL because I'll be later using cURL_multi etc to transfer files simultaneously (unless anyone knows a command line ...
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why is sftp rmdir not working?

I'm trying to remove a directory with lots of files and folders from my private server space. I'm logging on via SFTP fine; I can access the entire directory no problems; I can even delete individual ...
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Command line history & tab-completion for sftp in OS X Terminal.app

I use Terminal.app constantly. When connecting via ssh to remote *nix systems, I can continue to use tab to complete command names and arrow-up/down to navigate the command history. However, with sftp ...
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Ubuntu server closing connection after successful login

I was unable to connect to the server through winscp (after changing permissions of www directory of Apache server accidently), it shows Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP ...
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How to index and search SFTP/SSH files in Windows?

I use Index Your Files to index and search shared network locations quickly in Windows. I found some files on a shared network location. When I opened this network location in WinSCP I found that it ...