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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how to launch an sftp transfer via the console

I need to move 5 gigs of files from one remote host onto another remote host, which does not make the scp command available via the console. So i'm contemplating any other options than first ...
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How can I get the latest files from a Unix server to another Unix server?

How can I get the only the latest files from a Unix server to another Unix server? I have connected via SFTP to server 2 and trying to apply a for loop to check the time stamp, which is not working: ...
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Auto Refresh Browser When I'm developing

I'm currently connecting to a server via SFTP so I can edit the files locally and have them uploaded back to the server every time I change / update a file. Well, I'm sick of having to refresh the ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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download a large file TAR using SFTP

I am trying to download from a remote server ( in UK I am in the USA) a large file using SFTP (50GB) It starts but (maybe 10% done) it abandons it and says "too large" Is there another way to get ...
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File/Folder sync using PuTTY

I looked around and couldn't find anything for this. There are many programs that allow syncing over FTP or SFTP. But here's the rub. I am behind a proxy which causes 2 main issues. First, the ...
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Some FTP folders not visible to client

I ran into a very interesting issue today. In my directory I have: hearts laptops pets scaledBU spotlights Each of those are directories. I created these directories using FileZilla but they are ...
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automate SFTP process with different ssh version

I am totally new to this. Please bear with me if my question is totally nuts. I am trying to setup rsa keys between two servers. I tried the following steps. ssh-keygen -t rsa copied the id_rsa.pub ...
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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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Does FTP have Auth SSL option?

I am working with a supplier who's just tightened their security. They moved from an anonymous FTP setup to a more secure alternative. The parameters they gave me Host: blahblah.net Port: 4421 Path: ...
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What is the meaning of “spawn” linux shell commands ? (Centos6)

I need to know how to setup a cron job that automatically connects to the remote server and change the directory and get all the files in that directory to local i think i have to use sftp but i saw ...
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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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Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal

i have been getting very frustrated lately since the readline functionality has been removed from MacOSX and Tab Auto-Completion doesn't work anymore. So i was wondering if anyone knew a good ...
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Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal i have been getting very frustrated lately since the readline functionality has been removed from MacOSX and ...
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How do I use my keyfile to sftp transfer data from one server to another

I cant scp, the other server only takes sftp connections. Currently, I am trying to do sftp jay@server.name.com:/files> put -r ~/ -i keyname does not work, just resolves with illegal option -- ...
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Launch script after SFTP disconnect

I'm currently using Caja (basically the same as Nautilus) to connect using SSH to my server and work with files. What I'm looking for is a way to launch a simple script when I disconnect - I can ...
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Windows Script for connecting to remote SFTP server with public key authentication

I am trying to connect to a SFTP server for a client of ours and send files in an automated process using MS Windows. The details I have received from the client do not include the password. I instead ...
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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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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 ...