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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Server external acess security

I’m setting up my own home Raspberry Pi server/NAS and I’m looking to be able to access outside the home network. This has however prompted me to rethink the whole setup. I have an external HDD ...
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Sync SFTP server with DropBox

I'm using Windows. I have a folder on a server that I can access via SFTP. I want to keep it in sync with a folder on Dropbox. Is there an easy way to do this? When a file is moved to Dropbox, I also ...
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“No supported authentication methods available” when connecting to gcloud with FileZilla

I've followed this guide: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/tutorials/lamp/transfer-files I have my private key generated and added to FileZilla but I can't seem to connect. The guide specifies ...
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PuTTY sFTP Transfer

I am in PuTTY and PSFTP on Windows and am connected to my remote server which is an Ubuntu. My problem is selecting a file to upload to the remote server using the put command. In the same directory ...
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Set up sftp mysql authentication with chroot

How do I set up an openssh SFTP server that authenticates against a MySQL table where the users are jailed? Each user will need to have its own jail: /home/sftp/john /home/sftp/jane etc.. However ...
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Can't connect with OpenSSH sftp with custom port

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7. I have installed OpenSSH client and i am using it connect to Ubuntu server installed on virtualbox through localhost. I am connecting through ssh with this command: ...
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SFTP cannot rename files but FTP is OK

I have enabled both SFTP and FTP on my Synology NAS. Using CyberDuck, both SFTP or FTP can create or delete a text file in a shared folder. However, there is an error when I try to rename the ABC....
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Can I remove .listing files from web subdirectories?

I was working on my webserver, and noticed I wasn't able to remove a directory as it wasn't empty. I ran ls in it, and found a single .listing file. Opening it, I found a list of the files that were ...
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Cyberduck Connection Fails/Timeout

How would I go about changing either my SSH config or Cyberduck configuration to enable SFTP connections from my local machine to connect through a proxy server and then connect to my destination ...
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Win 8 SFTP drive suddenly not working after six months of working perfectly. Can log into console fine. **TEMP** account can SFTP fine

Update: I did the steps recommended by Digital Ocean support (at the bottom) and posted a followup: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/179163/how-to-get-sftp-on-ubuntu-working-again-should-i-try-...
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SSH new file/directory group write permission different than FTP etc

I am a non-root user on our Linux (Debian) install, and the file/folder permissions on the existing files in my home folder are -rw-rw-r-- and drwxrwxr-x for directories, and if I log into SSH ...
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Disable remote ftp in OS X but allow ftp from localhost

I am running OS X 8.5 I want to disable remote FTP but allow local FTP because I need to use SFTP. Is there a quick command that might handle this?
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Error executing sftp with curl

I'm using IBM's Data Explorer to import certain data, but am getting this error: Protocol sftp not supported or disabled in libcurl. So from Red Hat I manually ran the command: curl -user sftp:/...
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sftp an entire directory to a remote machine? [duplicate]

Note: using scp or other tools is off the table due to vendor requirements. I have been set up with a private key to be able to upload numerous files to a vendor's server. Let's say I have all of my ...
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Why can I not establish an SSH/SFTP connection from my Windows 8.1 computer?

I'm on a windows 8.1, 64bit machine. I cannot get a connection vis SSH or SFTP. Yesterday I was connecting without issue. I have tried using: Aptana, WinSCP, Putty and FileZilla. I cann connect to ...
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Where is the encryption “password” for auto-encrypted WS_FTP SSH private SSH keys?

I'm using WS_FTP to Automatically transfer files between my system and a large bank over FTPS. When I browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Ipswitch\WS_FTP\SSH\ClientKeyStore ...
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How do I get an entire directory in sftp?

I'm just learning to use sftp, and I want to copy a directory from the remote computer to my local computer. If I try get [directory] it gives me this error: Cannot download non-regular file: /...
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LFTP: SSH with private and public keys

I'm using LFTP in order to mirror SFTP server folder with local folder. But currently I'd be glad to correctly connect to SFTP server and list contents... I'm using Windows 7, and I've downloaded ...
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How to check if file exists in remote Windows from local Linux script?

I'm writing a sh script to download a file from a Windows SFTP server. However, before doing so I want to check if the file exists. There were many questions out there that suggests downloading ...
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SFTP over VPN - Can upload but not download

When I'm working from home I need to upload/download files using SFTP over a VPN to the remote web server. Without the VPN I cannot connect, which is correct as connections are blocked from unknown ...
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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 mybatchscript....
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SFTP to a host that can only be connected through SSH Bastion in Windows (Putty)

I don't even know how to explain this and the title might also be incorrect. But this is what I am trying to do, I use an SFTP plugin Sublime Text which connects to by dev machine (lets call it D) ...
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Which is better? SFTP or FTPS

I've heard it from some sources that SFTP is preferable to FTPS. If this is the case, I'm wondering why exactly.
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How to not allow user outside of home directory with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I have users' home directories set, but I want to restrict them to their home directory and its children when they are connecting via SFTP. In other words: not allowing ...
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Is password-less access to SSH using chroot setup possible?

I was able to log in into a ssh server using public and private keys without using a password. I was able to also setup chroot and jail a new user and avoid that the user could connect via ssh but ...
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How do you use sftp with gedit on Ubuntu?

Do you need a plugin to edit sftp files on a remote server with gedit? Which one works best? What about (non-secure) ftp?
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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 ftpscript....
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Cannot find downloaded file after SFTP “get” command

I am using SFTP to download files from a server. It connects to the server fine and when I enter ls it lists all the files I am looking for. When I get to the: sftp>, I enter: get [FILENAME] and ...
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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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Script to download files from SSH Server

Is it possible to create a script that follow the same commands FileZilla executes when connecting to an ssh server? When I login manually using FileZilla I get the following message for the ...
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Verify that connection to Cygwin SFTP Server is encrypted

I must ensure that my flow is encrypted. I am on a Windows machine and I have installed a SFTP server via Cygwin.. I am using WinSCP as client. And I am developing another client in C#. Everything ...
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Encrypt data flows via SFTP protocol

I have a problem and I am neither a system engineer nor an expert about certificates. I have to transfer some file from a client to a SFTP server via SFTP protocol. I have installed a SFTP server on ...
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How to open the video file in my vps?

I have purchase a vpn service(serverip is a.b.c.d),when login into my sftp with putty,i downloaded a video file name movie1 in /root , i want to watch the video file(in server ) played in my pc(...
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How can I resume a broken SFTP download in Window 7 console?

In my Windows 7 console, I can download file from SFTP with the command d://putty//pscp -P 22 root@serverip:/root/movie c://movie How can I resume a broken download in Window 7 cmd console when ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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Unable to connect via SFTP2 using SSH Tectia Client

I have been using SSH Tectia Client for SSH and SFTP to my UNIX machine. There is not private authentication added for this profile. Recently, this machine OS has been re-imaged. So, the host-key has ...
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After 3 files transferred through SFTP (FileZilla), the queue halts. What could be causing it?

And when it's happening, all I need to do is restart the queue. What could be causing it? I'm running on 64-bit Fedora 12, using a Buffalo WHR-G125 Wireless Router.
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Is there a way to use ACL to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible?

Is there a way to use Linux's Access Control Lists feature to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible? This is needed for a chroot SFTP environment where we want to block ...
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sftp: upload all files, directories and sub-directories contained in a folder

On machine A I have the folder /home/a/ On machine B I have the folder /home/b/ I wish transfer all files, directories and sub-directories of /home/a in /home/b with sftp On machine A I tried ...
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How to copy file with spaces remotely using sftp

I am trying to copy a file from windows 7 to linux debian using SFTP Filename is ba ck.bak I am using SFTP to remotely put file through windows command prompt If filename is back.bak then command ...
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Transferring files through SFTP

When I try to upload files to my server I am getting a permission denied error. I am able to see all the files through filezilla and even download them but when I try to upload it doesn't let me. I ...
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Linux filezilla cannot connect however there is no issue on windows

I am trying to connect to my server using secrue ftp (SFTP). On Windows I have no problem however on my Linux computer I get the following error: status: Connecting to 89.104.207.220... Response: ...
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FTP to SFTP/SCP proxy?

I use quite a few web-related pieces of software such as Drupal and Xenu with features that require FTP access to the filesystem. I do have SSH access (so I can use SFTP or scp), but not FTP access (...
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sshd_config settings not taking effect

I've been trying to configure SSH public key authentication for non-interactive login for sftp and for that to work, I know I need to have the following settings: RSAAuthentication yes ...
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How can I see if users are logged in over sftp?

I run a linux file server for my office and we user SFTP for remote partners to login and download files. Is there a way to see if there are any active connections or logins so I can know when it is ...
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Download system file with PermitRootLogin no

I have a remote server with root and regular user access to it, however the direct root access is forbidden using PermitRootLogin no in the ssh configuration file. So I'm left with no option to ...
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Is it possible to rate-limit an scp/sftp/rsync/etc transfer from the command-line? ie, manual QoS on a single command?

Specifically, I am looking to rate-limit an scp or sftp session (or other arbitrary network call) in the call itself. For example, let's say I want to copy 100MB to one server, and 1GB to another. I'...
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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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How to download a directory and its contents using PSFTP?

I'm using PSFTP and am looking to download two directories and all of their subdirectories and place them else where on my server. I would think it would be as simple as get dirname c:\localdirname ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with Apache2/...