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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/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 ...
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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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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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Accessing Amazon EC2 in Filezilla SFTP

I need help/guide how I can open my ssh access from a GUI or Filezilla. Here's the scenario my developer just left me with the login info to my Amazon EC2. Now I am finding difficulties in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting FileZilla to SFTP, OpenSSH

I've a Ubuntu machine where is installed OpenSSH. I want upload/download files there thru SFTP with FileZilla. SSH works good with putty etc, but when I try to connect with FileZilla, I get Status: ...
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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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Using SSH Keys in Transmit to connect via SFTP

I'm using Transmit to connect via SFTP to a server. I know that the public key is properly uploaded etc. because I can connect via SSH on the command line. For some reason I can't connect with SFTP ...
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windows 7 sftp doesn't connect, ssh works

I use BitKinex on Windows 7 as SFTP client and PuTTY for ssh remote shell. Out of the blue, sftp stopped working, but putty still connects normaly. Tried disableing firewall (Avast Internet ...
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Downloading very large files via SFTP

I need to download some very large files (circa 75 GB) from a remote server via SFTP. I've been using SFTP via the command line on my Linux netbook. Around halfway through, the transfer stops and says ...
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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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Must I sftp to an intermediate server?

I can't sftp directly into a particular host. To move a file from my home machine to the host, I must sftp a file to an intermediate host; ssh into the intermediate host; and sftp the file to the ...
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How to add pointers to filesystems outside the chrooted environment - using chrooted SFTP via OpenSSH

So, I'm pretty sure this is true, but I haven't found a specifically detailed independent reference that directly answers my question. Question being: How can I add access to a resource that is ...
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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 ...