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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Copy files between two remote servers with SFTP

Which tools able me to copy files between two remote servers with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)? I have tried WinSCP, but I am only able to copy files between my local machine and one remote ...
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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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How to transfer files when given two SSH accounts?

I need to set up file transfer for which I've received the following access info. But I'm not sure how to connect, having hardly used SSH before. The instructions I got are: First: ssh ...
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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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NetBeans IDE 6.9[.1] - Upload files on save - re-enable for session

Periodically, when I am saving files, I get the error dialog Upload files On Save failed. Disable this functionality for this session?. Sometimes I accidentally select 'Yes'. How can I re-enable that ...
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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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Automatically saving files on edit with kate or any text editor

When I try to edit a file in a remote directory (through SSH, SFTP or FTP) I must close the file to get a dialog box tell me if I want to upload the file. I want to upload it automatically on save! ...
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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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Mount remote samba with sftp:// permissions and group membership

If I mount as remote samba (running on Linux) with Nautilus (sftp://) with a username and password will the permissions work as if I were on the remote system regardless of the local user name and the ...
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file permissions and group ownership using sftp

Is there a way to have all files created by a particular user under sftp to have a specific group and file permissions? The user in question, of course, will be a member of the group, but it is not ...
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SFTP as a folder on Vista

Is there a program available for Vista, that allows me to set up a folder as an SFTP connection to a remote server? The use case is to have a folder on my desktop, where I can drag/drop/edit files ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What's missing from my sftp chroot setup?

I've followed a half-dozen different tutorials on setting up chroot for sftp users, but my jailed users can still browse up into parent directories. I suspect my permissions aren't set up correctly, ...