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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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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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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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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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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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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Does SFTP put operation have size limit?

I use SFTP to transfer file from local to remote Linux machine. However it fails. I tested it and come to a conclusion that, when transfer file is bigger than testScp.txt1, it fails and the machine ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Variable in WinSCP script

I'm asked to automate some SFTP download processes via WinSCP. I'm not familiar with WinSCP scripting. ftprun.cmd: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\winscp.com" /script=D:\testsftp\ftpscript.txt ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Restrict user to given directory

I wish to allow Bob to only access files in directory /var/www/main/open via sftp. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and changed Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server to Subsystem sftp ...
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Is it safe to work on a server via SSH while uploading files to it via an SFTP file manager?

I'm uploading a large amount of data onto a server via SFTP, and could start setting things up in non-related areas with SSH while waiting, but I'm curious as to whether doing the two simultaneously ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...