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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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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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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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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Mirror/Backup from SSH/SFTP to Windows

What I am trying to do is mirror a directory (recursively) from a server I can SSH/SFTP to, to a Windows machine. I want to do this as part of a script, so it can be automated. I only want to copy ...
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FileZilla on Mac OS X can't open .ssh directory to get my keyfile

I'm trying to log on to my Amazon EC2 cloud server instance with FileZilla, To do this I need to specify a keyfile for SFTP over SSH, However, FileZilla in OS X can't open files in hidden ...
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sftp disabled, but have ssh access. How to mount?

some lab computers at my university have sftp disabled. However, I have normal ssh access. Obviously I don't have root permissions on these computers. I need to transfer a fair amount of VHDL ...
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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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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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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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How to make FileZilla save to SFTP server WITHOUT a propmt?

Every time I save a file from the server, it will pop up a "File has changed" prompt, and ask me if I want to upload to server. How can I stop it from asking me? Fugu would do it automatically, and it ...
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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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sftp and public keys

I am trying to sftp into an a server hosted by someone else. To make sure this worked I did the standard sftp user@sftp.xxxxxx.com i was promted with the password and that worked fine. I am setting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TextMate very slow on Samba Drive

I loaded an entire Samba drive as a TextMate project. Every single time I lose cursor of TextMate to do something else like checking the web browser... and then try to click on TextMate again it ...
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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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copssh RSA only authentication

I am trying to setup an RSA Authentication only SSH/SFTP server. The SSH will be used primarily for RDC. Everything works just fine if I use password authentication. I am using Putty Key Generator to ...
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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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Install SFTP on Debian Lenny use root user to login

I am new to linux. I have a server that I have successfully installed Debian Lenny on and everything else needed for a LAMP server. But I am unsure how to setup FTP. My first attempt went horribly ...
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Should I choose for rsync or sftp?

I am trying to send huge (huge as in approx 5 gb) files between servers .. Which is better, sftp or rsync ? Could someone point me to a comparison of sftp vs rsync if any available? Is one better ...
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Going to web root using SFTP

I have a personal dev box which has SSH running on it. I am using it as web development server. Although I can SSH, SCP and SFTP into it, using SFTP but it takes me to the user home directory. How do ...
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SFTP shortcut direct from desktop

I'm looking for an open-source application which would allow me to map a desktop shortcut to my webserver and allow file transfers in the same way as drag and drop in Windows Explorer. The connection ...
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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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Access OpenSSH on guest OS from another?

I have Ubuntu on my vbox running OpenSSH . How to access it from another guest OS that runs Windows 7?
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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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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 ...
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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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SFTP through proxy

I have a large amount of data on scratch space at computer b that I want to get. In my network I cannot directly connect to computer b (ssh exits with "No route to host"); I must first connect to ...
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How can we connect to an SFTP server from a Windows machine to a Linux SFTP server using a DSA key?

As a Windows user, I generated a pair of DSA keys from CoreFTP Lite and sent it to a third party that runs an SFTP server. They told me that a valid DSA key needs to have ssh-dsa at the start and the ...
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Allowing multiple users to create directories over SFTP so the new directories keep the same permissions

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www. Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data ...
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Routinely backup log file in OSX?

I need to routinely backup a log file on my OSX machine and either email it or FTP/SFTP the file to my server. I know that a bash script can be written to accomplish the above task but how could I ...
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What's a good free tool to mount Linux filesystems (over sftp) as drives that works on Windows 7, 64-bit?

I'm trying to find, as I state in the very long title, a tool that will allow me to mount Linux filesystems over sftp as Windows drives. I've found a bunch of tools to do this, namely NetDrive, ...
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Create tunnel through an open SFTP connection?

I have a remote PC (behind NAT and firewall) set up to create a reverse SSH tunnel to my home PC/server (DMZed). Unfortunately, the tunnel hasn't been working lately. Fortunately -- I think -- the ...
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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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SFTP over double server hop

I'm trying to work out a method to allow me to access files on an SFTP server than I cannot access from my local machine. Currently, I have to SSH to a remote server (it is in a certain IP block that ...
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How to fix Windows new line character on SFTP synchronization in Eclipse (pdt)

I have a problem with Windows new line characters being introduced into text files on Eclipse SFTP synchronization (via JCraft's SFTP plugin). I've set "New text file line delimiter" to Unix and have ...