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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In general, is SFTP unsecure?

I've seen several comments on internet in which people say something like: "I've uninstalled SFTP server, it is much better, it remove security vulnerabilities" What are these vulnerabilities, if ...
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FTP shortcuts to another folder

How can I create shortcut from one ftp folder to another using SFTP client such as WinSCP with Putty? For example, application path is /home/primary/webapps/appication/ We have created new user with ...
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Copy files between two remote servers with SFTP

Which tools able me to copy files between two remote servers with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)? I have tried WinSCP, but I am only able to copy files between my local machine and one remote ...
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How can I make Emacs TRAMP offer completions from my ~/.ssh/config?

When I want to access remote files over sftp in Emacs using TRAMP, I would like Emacs to offer me completions from the hostnames in my ssh config. How can I do this? For example, if I have two hosts ...
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free ftp, ftps, sftp tool that could process file list [closed]

Is there is free command line tool for Windows that could take text file (with list of files) and put all that files to remote folder (ftp, stps, sftp). Currently I'm using separate tool for each of ...
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Copy files across two SSH connections in one go (OS X, GUI or CLI) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Forward SSH traffic through a middle machine. I'm currently deploying a web app that requires files be copied to an internal server via a public facing server. My ...
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NetBeans IDE 6.9[.1] - Upload files on save - re-enable for session

Periodically, when I am saving files, I get the error dialog Upload files On Save failed. Disable this functionality for this session?. Sometimes I accidentally select 'Yes'. How can I re-enable that ...
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Connect to server using SFTP and public ssh key using FileZilla on Windows

Is it possible to generate an ssh key on a windows machine then use that key to connect to a server using SFTP via FileZilla? This is all working with my Mac but I have a client that is stuck in a ...
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Command line history & tab-completion for sftp in OS X Terminal.app

I use Terminal.app constantly. When connecting via ssh to remote *nix systems, I can continue to use tab to complete command names and arrow-up/down to navigate the command history. However, with sftp ...
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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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(S)FTP only replace older file

I'm looking for a way to have (S)FTP only copy across a file if it's newer than the one already on the server. Ideally it would spit an error message listing the files that failed (but allow the ...
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Notepad++ and sFTP Support

Anyone knows of a sFTP plugin for Notepad++ ? I just checked FTP_syncrhonize and it doesnt support sFTP. (please no "use filezilla/winscp/putty" answers).
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SFTP, SCP, Secure Webdav: which is the most suitable?

currently, I am hosting a webdav share setup in order to store files I need anywhere I am. It is available via HTTPS. Things are that I do not need all the HTTP machinery -i.e. my nginx http server ...
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How to make mounted external drive writable over SFTP

I have a user that I log in with over SFTP to my Ubuntu box. They have permission to write to the home directory of course. The external hard drive gets mounted to /media folder but I can't write to ...
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Need a non-GUI SFTP tool better than “sftp”

'sftp' is seriously lacking relative to, say, ncftp: it has no command memory, no Tab-completion of file names, and so on. Is there a non-GUI tool for SFTP that people recommend?
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Settings permissions on /var/www

I'm running ubuntu server and have apache installed as a web server. I'm letting my web developers upload files through sftp (ssh) to /var/www. I'm using www-data group to control access to /var/www ...
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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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Mount network drives over ssh on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: sshfs equivalent for windows? There is a remote filesystem I can reach through ssh. On Linux, there are several ways of dealing with it. I like sshfs, because with it I ...
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Mount remote samba with sftp:// permissions and group membership

If I mount as remote samba (running on Linux) with Nautilus (sftp://) with a username and password will the permissions work as if I were on the remote system regardless of the local user name and the ...
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If I have an “ssh” account does that mean I can transfer files via “sftp”?

If I have an "ssh" account does that mean I can transfer files via "sftp"?
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What's the difference between scp and sftp?

Usually, I use the scp command to transfer files on *nixes. What's the difference between SFTP and SCP? Don't they both work on SSH?
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Can I use the same machine as a client and server for SSH?

For development tests, I need to setup an SFTP server. So I want to know if it's possible to use the same machine as the client and the server. I tried and I keep getting this error: Permission ...
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How can I download a file from a SSH session (without using sftp)

I know I can use sftp user@host .... But what I want is to download a file from the existing session. that is. ssh user@host ... do some work ... The main problem I have is that said file 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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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 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. ...
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Unix: Sync directory with SFTP directory

I have a website on my local computer running Mac OS X. I am wondering if there is any built-in command that I can run in the Terminal that will upload that website to my webserver through SFTP. ...
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How can I make sftp accounts that can only access their home directory?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.10. I need to setup 6 accounts for users that will exclusively need sftp. When the user logs in, I need them to only have access to their home directory. I don't want them ...
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where does the “get” command in PSFTP (PuTTY) save the file?

I'm used to running ssh on a Unix command-line and am working for the first time with PuTTY on Windows. When I type get file.txt on the PSFTP command line, where does file.txt go? PSFTP ...
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Is there any built-in SFTP with GUI on OSX?

On my Ubuntu system, I can easily connect to a remote server via SFTP and simply drag/drop files across systems. This is built into the standard file manager. I just recently got a MBP with OSX and ...
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Free solution to backup folders to external SFTP server with shadow copy

I have an account in university on Linux machine with 10TB of free space accessible via SFTP. I would like to backup my Windows 7 x64 laptop to university. Currently I am using rsync+cygwin, but ...
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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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Why every OS still can't resume file transferring? [closed]

I mean, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 and Snow Leopard... All newest and top of line desktop operating system still use regular copy to transfer files, as it seems to me from experience. Instead of using ...
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file permissions and group ownership using sftp

Is there a way to have all files created by a particular user under sftp to have a specific group and file permissions? The user in question, of course, will be a member of the group, but it is not ...
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What could be the cause of randomly getting “No route to host” errors when trying to ssh or sftp?

The computers are within the same network using WLAN. The error doesn't always show. Sometimes I can connect without a fuss, and sometimes the error shows.
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SSH client for Mac?

I want an App for Mac OS X 10.5 to connect to my site using ssh. The app must be free and have some sort of instructions to get me started. EDIT: I just needed to take care of something on my ...
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Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive?

I'm looking for a way to map an sFTP connection to a Windows (Vista) drive. In other words, a tool that would add a new drive (let's say N:) to my computer, that would directly point to my remote ...
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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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Why does PuTTY & SFTP has to be logged in separately? I thought they were all based on SSH

Why does PuTTY & SFTP has to be logged in separately? I hate typing my password twice to transfer multiple files. Why can't I type my username & password into a SSH client, then it log on to ...
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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 ...
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SFTP as a folder on Vista

Is there a program available for Vista, that allows me to set up a folder as an SFTP connection to a remote server? The use case is to have a folder on my desktop, where I can drag/drop/edit files ...
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Using sftp without mounting it

When I mount sftp/ftp, and connection breaks for a while, the mount "freezes" and will freeze any process that deals with it (the editor, Nautilus, umount, etc). I can't even unmount the folder. (My ...
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How to transfer files when given two SSH accounts?

I need to set up file transfer for which I've received the following access info. But I'm not sure how to connect, having hardly used SSH before. The instructions I got are: First: ssh ...
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trouble to connecting to remote file system using sshfs

I'm a first time user of sshfs, trying to use it to give myself access to a remote file system. $ sudo sshfs username@servername.edu:/home/csg/username/low /local/servername When I issue this ...
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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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GUI FTP program capable of using public/private keys?

I need a SFTP client that's a GUI and is capable of using public/private keys. Filezilla claims to, but first gave me this: The file '/home/xxxx/xxxx' is not in a format supported by FileZilla. The ...
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Why won't my files push to my SFTP server?

I'm having trouble pushing my branch to an SFTP server. I'm following the instructions here. When I push the branch, everything seems to complete successfully. I get the message "Created new ...
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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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Cyberduck Replacement?

Now that I've upgraded my Mac OS X to Snow Leopard, Cyberduck does not work. What are some good replacements? I would like to have both ftp and sftp compatibilities.
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Redirect user to dir upon SFTP connection

I have an FTP user which i log in into the server via SFTP and a key file. Right, lovely, works like a charm. Now, by default the user logs to /home/ftp which is not cool. I'd like to know if there ...