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 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 ...
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Linux: prevent SFTP users from deleting FTP'd files even straight after they upload them?

I've set up an sftpusers group on my CentOS box and am using the internal SFTP service to allow users to upload files to a chroot-configured directory. The owner of the directory is root, and its ...
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How to get notifications of SSH file transfers?

I'm wondering if there is a method or program that can monitor SSH file transfers and send out an email when a file (incoming) has been transferred? (The other alternative would be to at least get a ...
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Run a program in a batch script and wait for it to finish before continuing

I have a very specific requirement. I am attempting to upload files via sftp which uses private keys. I already have a bat file that connects to the host and uploads the file however I need to move ...
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with SFTP - how to cd and lcd with one command?

I'm using SFTP via terminal to connect to a server to upload and download files. I often find myself typing statements like this: cd website/theme/drupal7default/assets/css lcd ...
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How can I get an SFTP server running on Windows 2008?

I have a remote Windows 2008 machine and the task at hand is to share out parts of its filesystem via SFTP for a single user. Were commercial software an option things would be easy but I want ...
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ssh/sftp server for Windows with avahi/bonjour support [closed]

Is there a Windows free (= libre) SSH (and SFTP) server that would also publish itself on avahi/bonjour? (So that the services can be discovered on the local network without much trouble and used for ...
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Good NAS for backup [closed]

I have a server (multiple planned) which I would need to back up on a regular basis. The server is running Debian Squeeze. What kind of NAS hardware would you suggest that would be able to do the ...
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SSH (sftp) Server - DMZ or Port Forwarding?

I run an SSH server on my main machine. What are the security risks here, and advantages/disadvantages to port forwarding or a DMZ? Also, is there a way to tunnel an SSH server without making changes ...
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Any way to use sftp as superuser?

I'm using Transmit.app (in Mac) to sftp to my Ubuntu server. Is there any way to gain superuser permission so that I can remotely write any file?
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sftp packet length error with loaded .bashrc

I regularly use WinSCP to tranfer a few files to my personal server. However I recently experienced the infamous "bad packet length" error due to one of my echo statements residing inside the .bashrc ...
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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, ...
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Joomla sftp support

I have a server which is shared and I don't have too much control on it. I was able to install Joomla 2.5, but whenever I upload any file, such as a template, the file owner (www) is different than my ...
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Unix make all files copied into directory owned by me

I am working with a group on a supercomputer and we are storing all project files in my home directory, the problem is if I need to manage some of the files, I can't because they own the files. I need ...
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How to mount sftp resource using private key file in kubuntu?

I know how to mount sftp connection in kubuntu (using Dolphin), but this way it's impossible to use private key file. Is there any way to mount a sftp resource using key file in kubuntu?
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What SFTP client with HTTP proxy support to use on Mac OS X?

I am looking for an SFTP client for Mac which supports private keys and also HTTP proxies. Transmit or Cyberduck don't support HTTP proxies. Please don't say FileZilla, it looks ugly and I'd rather ...
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Coda 2 and SCP uploading files with the wrong permission

Currently I have a basic Ubuntu server running a website. The website is for a few students learning HTML/PHP and each student has their own account with a symbolic link to the shared website folder. ...
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pasting a folder through an sftp connection in notepad++

I want to paste a folder through notepad++ to a repository I connect to through sftp. Notepad++ only allows me to upload one file at a time which is not very practical. Any ideas other that winSCP (it ...
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Cannot see files present on server when connecting via SFTP?

I am not able to see the files present on the server using Filezilla ftp client. I am using SFTP connection. I am able to connect to the server. I can see only the directories but not the files. I ...
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Can i scp to an sftp-only server with RHEL5?

I have a RHEL5 box with sftp access to a central server. No ssh, not anything else but sftp. SFTP is nice, but it's interactive. I've heard of scp variants that use sftp protocol under the hood, ...
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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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Using SCP or SFTP with my ssh config file?

Perhaps my google-foo is failing me here... I'd like to connect and upload a mysql dump file via terminal using SFTP or SCP to my remote server using my ssh config file. According to documentation ...
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single persistent scp connection program options

I'm using PSCP (part of the putty package) to make several connections to a server but my boss would like to reduce the number of connections to 1. Is there a Windows program like PSCP which only ...
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sftp/fish over double hop with different users

I am trying to set a ssh session over a double hop with different users on each hop to transfer files easily via fish/sftp. my .ssh/config look like Host middle_server User foo ...
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Need to access Mac via ssh remotely through another Mac with Internet Sharing

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth)--> MacPro1 --(eth)--> MacPro2 I want to be able to access MacPro2 from laptop at home via ssh (and sftp). Is it ...
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How to remotely open gedit with SFTP URL in Gnome through SSH?

My setup is weird and I can't change it now. I have two machines: local-machine: it's my desktop running Ubuntu with Gnome remote-machine: it's one virtual machine, also running Ubuntu but without X ...
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Jail user to home directory while still allowing permission to create and delete files/folders

I'm trying to give a client SFTP access to the root directory of their site on my server (Ubuntu 10.10) so they can manager their website themselves. While I have been successful in jailing a user to ...
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SFTP upload breaks file

I run into a strange problem when uploading a .mov video file to a remote sftp location: The problem is that although the local video1.mov is playable, the remote one throws a -2048 error while ...
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Possible cause(s) of slow transfer on home network?

I have the following home network setup: ZyXEL P-2602HW-D1A Router Ubuntu 10.04 Server: Ethernet card 100Mbps, directly connected to router Configured with SFTP server Windows XP Professional SP3: ...
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Can't write or download to SFTP on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I'm having a problem setting up SFTP with an Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS x64. I use openSSH with public key authentication, I can login with SSH perfectly with the keys no problem. I can also connect to ...
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A secure transfer method for large XML file

I have to put in place a transfer system to receive XML file of more that 1 Go. This system have to be very secure. I was about to take SFTP but it's not IIS compatible and some of the senders will ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Which is faster/easier, SFTP or FTP + VPN? [closed]

I'm involved in a data warehousing project for which our clients need to be able to upload large files to our server. Our main concern is speed, since we're expecting to get several TB worth of data ...
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SFTP with chroot in a folder that can not have root privileges

I have troubles with setup a SFTP with chroot in "public" folder. Each client on my server has 3 to X accounts. These three accounts are: USER - system account only for internal use, requires full ...
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Problems automating sftp with expect

I'm trying to automate data transfer using sftp. I have a hacky expect script that grabs the data file. Unfortunately, partway through transfer the file is unexpectedly truncated. When I tried ...
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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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setgid bit always unset when changing file permissions

good evening dear Serverfolks! i am a newbi so do not bear with me! I run a linux sever that is administered by a friend of me. He prepares the chown and permissins - with the setgit-bit to on. ...
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How to setup anonymous FTP for file upload

I want to have a FTP server setup that allows clients to upload large files (2GB+ database dumps) by SFTP. The important point is that I want clients to log into the server with a single username and ...
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sftp client with cygwin, is it possible?

Is there any sftp clieant for cygwin? From what I read on the web, all I can find is instruction on how to install the server/ how to use putty/ how to use filezilla. Is there a terminal client for ...
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Linux CentOs: Setup ssh & sftp

I have a desktop server which has CentOs 5. When im on the same LAN with the desktop server, i'm able to ssh but not when i tried to ssh from the public IP. How do i setup ssh and sftp for public IP?? ...
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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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cannot ssh server

When I login server as root through ssh, I only see following message printed, but the prompt string is missing: Last login: Wed Dec 21 08:12:26 2011 from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx I can type, but all ...
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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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Can I use bash features such as word completion and scrolling in SFTP?

Is it possible to use the bash features such as word completion, reverse search, scrolling, etc. in SFTP? When I try the scroll feature with the up-arrow, it always writes the symbol ^^^.
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Background Backup App for Mac to SFTP Server

I am looking an app for my Mac that can backup in the background (such as Backblaze or CrashPlan) that will backup over SFTP, rsync, or scp (I'm using DreamHost's 50GB of personal backups). ...
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How can I setup the openSSH SFTP server on Linux?

I want to configure sftp-server to share a directory but I don't know how to modify /etc/ssh/sshd_config. My requirements are: 1) Login shall not use certificates, only password (i.e. authorization ...
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Exclude specific group/users from ForceCommand in OpenSSH ssd_config

I want to make ForceCommand internal-sftp and ChrootDirectory /jail the default for all users accessing a server via SSH. Only users in a certain group are allowed to escape this. How can I exclude a ...
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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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WinSCP putting multiple files on SFTP site

With WinSCP 5.2 I wanted to put multiple files with a file extension .pgp on an SFTP site. When I tested my original command line (see below) and it only placed the first *.pgp alphabetical file ...
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Syncing files between OS X and a server

Dropbox is pretty handy, but I want to accomplish a similar thing on a larger scale - syncing my local files across computers and on a server. I already have a big fat research server with a big drive ...