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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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 ...
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SSH SFTP: transfer local directory to remote server

I can't seem to transfer a simple local folder to a remote server via SFTP or SSH. I feel like the issue has to do with absolute paths or home directories, but here's what I've tried: scp -r ...
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How to configure SFTP at amazon EC2 WITHOUT key file [closed]

My EC2 server running a Debian distribution: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 I need to connect dreamweaver to an Amazon EC2 instance but it is not working with keys. I need do configure my server to work ...
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How can I use Interarchy/Filezilla etc with SSH keys?

I have a server which I connect to with the command line using a stored ssh key, i.e. there's no username/password, I can just connect with ssh servername because the key is stored in the right place. ...
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swish sftp: Hide hidden files

I want to mount a directory with SSH. Is it possible to hide dot-files in swish sftp? Is it possible to dislay folders on top of the list?
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Powershell and SFTP.exe

Is it possible to pipe the contents of a folder on an SFTP site to a local file similar to window sinnate ftp.exe program where the syntax: dir /MainDir/SubDir c:\test\ftp\CurrentContents.txt but ...
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using sftp and having www file access at the same time

Im getting confused about permissions and sftp access in ubuntu. I have a user who has access to the www folder : <username>:www-data I have set the following in sshd_config: Subsystem ...
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FTP from Linux to Windows server

I'm writing a script to do a sftp to Windows (Server) from a Linux machine. I wanted the script to run without manual inputs like inputting password etc. #!/bin/sh HOST='10.x.x.x' USER='user' ...
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SFTP without password prompt (from linux to windows)

I'm using freeftpd as an sftp server on Windows machine. From my Linux machine (Ubuntu) I want to do a SFTP from Linux to Windows, and I want to bypass entering a password. Can some one please ...
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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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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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sftp limit user to directory

I need to limit sftp for a user to a certain folder. So far I have followed this tutorial to the letter: http://shapeshed.com/chroot_sftp_users_on_ubuntu_intrepid/ It works in the sense that I can ...
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How to script SFTP two-factor authentication?

I need to script file transfers between two servers. Local server is RHEL 5.x. Remote location uses two-factor authentication (key+password). Authenticates fine on the key-pair but I can't find syntax ...
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Is it possible to save a folder with SFTP? [closed]

I've uploaded a folder with extension .zip via a web interface and I want to save via SFTP so that a perl script can retrieve the folder, unzip it, and execute some instructions. I've found these two ...
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Linux Quota Custom Error Message via SFTP

Is it possible to pass a custom error message to the sftp client when the user exceeds the soft or at least the hard quota limit? My SFTP Client (WinSCP) shows me an error message in which it states ...
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How to prevent a user from viewing the entire file-system?

I've set up SFTP/SSH so that a user can only put to their home directory, however, they can still cd to all other directories and get files that they see. How can I prevent this? EDIT: My ...
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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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Directory Listing error ONLY in port 22 (SFPT)

I suddenly get this error using SFTP: Status: Connecting to 64.207.146.82... Response: fzSftp started Command: open "root@64.207.146.82" 22 Command: Pass: ********* Status: Connected to ...
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How to turn on SFTP in Fedora 17

I want to turn on SFTP server in Fedora 17. What are the steps?
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how to launch an sftp transfer via the console

I need to move 5 gigs of files from one remote host onto another remote host, which does not make the scp command available via the console. So i'm contemplating any other options than first ...
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How can I get the latest files from a Unix server to another Unix server?

How can I get the only the latest files from a Unix server to another Unix server? I have connected via SFTP to server 2 and trying to apply a for loop to check the time stamp, which is not working: ...
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Auto Refresh Browser When I'm developing

I'm currently connecting to a server via SFTP so I can edit the files locally and have them uploaded back to the server every time I change / update a file. Well, I'm sick of having to refresh the ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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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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File/Folder sync using PuTTY

I looked around and couldn't find anything for this. There are many programs that allow syncing over FTP or SFTP. But here's the rub. I am behind a proxy which causes 2 main issues. First, the ...
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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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automate SFTP process with different ssh version

I am totally new to this. Please bear with me if my question is totally nuts. I am trying to setup rsa keys between two servers. I tried the following steps. ssh-keygen -t rsa copied the id_rsa.pub ...
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SFTP delete files older than x number of days

How can I delete files at sftp older than x number of days? I'm using WinSCP client to connect to the sftp.
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Does FTP have Auth SSL option?

I am working with a supplier who's just tightened their security. They moved from an anonymous FTP setup to a more secure alternative. The parameters they gave me Host: blahblah.net Port: 4421 Path: ...
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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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sftp chmod recursive

I have logged into a server via sftp via terminal. When I run the command chmod -R 755 ./* I get the error You must supply a numeric argument to the chmod command.. How do I apply a recursive ...
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Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal

i have been getting very frustrated lately since the readline functionality has been removed from MacOSX and Tab Auto-Completion doesn't work anymore. So i was wondering if anyone knew a good ...
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Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal i have been getting very frustrated lately since the readline functionality has been removed from MacOSX and ...
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How do I use my keyfile to sftp transfer data from one server to another

I cant scp, the other server only takes sftp connections. Currently, I am trying to do sftp jay@server.name.com:/files> put -r ~/ -i keyname does not work, just resolves with illegal option -- ...
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Launch script after SFTP disconnect

I'm currently using Caja (basically the same as Nautilus) to connect using SSH to my server and work with files. What I'm looking for is a way to launch a simple script when I disconnect - I can ...
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Windows Script for connecting to remote SFTP server with public key authentication

I am trying to connect to a SFTP server for a client of ours and send files in an automated process using MS Windows. The details I have received from the client do not include the password. I instead ...
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SFTP sending files between laptops on Ubuntu

I want to transfer files between two Ubuntu systems using SFTP. I have got it set-up and I can connect to the other laptop, ping it and see its file list using sftp> dir. I can see the files on the ...