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 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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Why is SSH/SFTP failing for commands with larger returns?

We have a SFTP server which was working fine until we added another ISP. The connection to the SFTP server is not going through the new ISP, I confirmed it with tracert. No change was made on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WinSCP sometimes throws error - Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key

I have a process scheduled to send files to an SFTP server (Tumbleweed) using WinSCP. It works 99.5% of the time. 0.5% of the time, the login fails and WinSCP reports: Server refused public-key ...
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How to create a user that has full rights under sftp in certain folder in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 server on a dedicated box to host two sites I have, under one site there is a folder, lets call it /aaaaa and I want to create a user that has full rights to this ...
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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 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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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 ...
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How to set up an alias in a sftp session?

I usually map 'ls -l' to ll on my terminal. So 'll' is the most frequent command I use. I found that habitually I use 'll' on interactive sftp session. Is it possible to create an alias for sftp?
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what is this command doing in batch file?

I have this command in .batch file. Can someone explain me what it is doing? ftp -d -s:c:/somefolder/file_xfer/ftpcmds.txt > c:/somefolder/file_xfer/xfer_prt.txt I need to know because I am ...
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SFTP via Terminal Error

I cant connect to a server via sftp any more, I could yesterday. Here is the full sftp -vvv log, maybe you could help me out? Tried deleting ~/.ssh, tried hosts.allow / hosts.deny. No solution at all. ...
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Using Filezilla to upload files to remote server under a proxy server

I am using Filezilla to upload files to my web server. I am under a proxy server of my college. I edited FTP proxy in Filezilla Settings. However, it shows the following error :- Status: Selected ...
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FTP move files/folder on remote server in FileZilla

I have a folder on my server that I want to move to a different location on that same server. I see that I can move a file/folder into a sibling folder, or up one folder, by dragging it over the ...
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Why can't I connect with sftp

I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...