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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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 ...
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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 ...