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 can I secure a FTP transfer using like an SFTP middleman

I have a little home security camera that has FTP capabilities to upload captured videos/images to an FTP server. The only thing is I use a droplet on digitalocean to store my content but I don't ...
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SFTP's “get” needs write permission

I'm connecting to a server using sftp through console. I'm trying to download a folder which has some files without write permission for anyone. When I use get, those files throw an error that says I ...
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trying to connect SFTP upload with to keep my files syncronized

I have an linux ubuntu 14.04 ec2 instance with default login parameters (user: ubuntu, password: ) I can access to ftp through SSH using my credentials without any problem, but when I want to connect ...
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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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SFTP with Google Authenticator for 2FA

For my servers I'm currently using Google Authenticator for 2-Factor Authentication over SSH and it works as it should. One issue that I have is that trying to connecting to my servers over SFTP using ...
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Can't connect to Amazon AWS EC2 Instance (SFTP or SSH) on a new network

On most networks I can connect fine. However on this new wifi network I can't connect. FileZilla just says that the connection timed out.
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Find in files on remote server with Notepad++

I have a remote Linux server, and I edit files on it over SFTP in Notepad++ using the NppFTP plugin. When I open a file for editing, NppFTP downloads the file locally to this folder: ...
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Error when use WinSCP + copy file from solaris machine to Windows machine

When I use WinSCP in order to transfer file from the Solaris machine to the Windows machine I get the following message Received too large (7367222 B ) SFTP packet……. The error is typically ...
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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 limit user to directory

I need to limit sftp for a user to a certain folder. So far I have followed this tutorial to the letter: http://shapeshed.com/chroot_sftp_users_on_ubuntu_intrepid/ It works in the sense that I can ...
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JPEG and PNG images through SFTP corrupts

When I upload a jpg or png image to my web server directory, the image is corrupting for some reason. I tried many images and they all are corrupted when uploaded. I can't view them on web browser or ...
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SFTP via Terminal Error

I cant connect to a server via sftp any more, I could yesterday. Here is the full sftp -vvv log, maybe you could help me out? Tried deleting ~/.ssh, tried hosts.allow / hosts.deny. No solution at all. ...
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Setting default group permissions via SFTP

I am setting up a file server where users log in via SFTP. I want all users to have the same permissions to read and write any file. Since they all have different accounts with different passwords, i ...
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Can't connect to SFTP: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server

When i try to use SFTP via filezilla to connect to my CentOS 6.6 server i get the following error: Status: Connected to (redacted) Error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server Error: ...
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Should I allow unknown host key when using SFTP?

I've switched from FTP with TLS to SFTP and now a dialog appears when I try to connect saying Unknown Host Key for www.example.com. Then it presents two options Deny and Allow. What does this mean? ...
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WinSCP File from Mainframe?

I am attempting to use WinSCP.com to pull a file from a mainframe server. I am able to do this by the DOS FTP command line after logging in: Get 'A.B.C.MYFILE.TXT' \\mytargetpath\test.txt This ...
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Where are my domains when logging in with SFTP user?

I used to connect to my server using FTP using TLS but that was removed. So I updated my account to use SFTP. When I logged back into my account I do not see any of my domains. When I was using FTP I ...
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FTP Plugin for Atom Editor

Is there a plugin or functionality to enable FTP and SFTP (optional) on Atom Editor? It'd be useful if I can work directly on the remote server and saving the file it'll be saved directly on the ...
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What is the standard ftp service of ubuntu server 12.04?

Stopped vsftpd, so it is not that. If i can still access via ftp (sftp in particular) how do i now what service is managing it?
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SFTP fails where SSH works

I'm running a win7 x64 PC and I've got a problem when i tried to connect a internal server on sftp with: ip : 172.22.1.39:22 username: root password: ******* the error is the following ...
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curl could not open remote file permission denied using sftp

I'm trying to download a file from a new enduser sftp using existing code that works for other end user sftps, using curl. This is my basic command: curl -o [internalFileLocation] -u [user:pw] ...
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how to allow both Apache and sftp users write in user public folders?

Requirements: sftp users need to be able to maintain their account's websites via sftp. I have created a "sftponly" group for them. Apache (user: www-data) needs to be able to read, write and ...
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Redirecting SSH on login, however SFTP does not work

I'm trying to set up a SSH proxy for our users using an automated jumpbox. The user logs in and gets automatically SSHed off to his container/vm, which works great. Regretfully, SFTP which tunnels ...
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Best way to transfer files across unstable LAN?

This is very similar to Question 326211, but in this case, the LAN is an unstable Wi-Fi connection. I need to transfer about 11 GiB of files between two computers, both running Linux (although one ...
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Using WinSCP to Edit Website Files Through SFTP

I'm logging in through SFTP using WinSCP. I am able to see all the files of my website and the whole directory structure. However, if I try to edit a file, e.g. an HTML or CSS file, I am able to ...
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WinScp SFTP upload is deadly slow

Recently we updated our WinScp from 5.1.3 to 5.7.3, the problem is our SFTP upload speed is very low compared to the older version (new: 250KB/s vs old: 2.7MB/s), but normal FTP is not affected, we ...
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How do I fix a cipher mismatch issue with sftp?

I'm running into an issue where a server was upgraded to RHEL 6.5, and we have automated bash scripts on an RHEL 5.9 install that connects through sftp and ssh commands. Now, the new server only ...
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Secure connection between computer and phone

I have never done any form of hosting and wonder how I would go about creating a secure small server between my computer and phone? I don't want to access everything, just a portion of the PC data ...
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How to send a file to another computer with bash script?

I know that you could use sftp to send a file, from the command line - but I don't know how to do this in a .sh file. Is there a way to do this is one line, or many lines, as long as it's possible in ...
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Is it possible to add a cipher for an sftp client?

I'm running into an issue where a server was upgraded to RHEL 6.5, and we have automated scripts on an RHEL 5.9 install that connects through sftp and ssh commands. Now, the new server only supports ...
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sftpd allows file creation, but not overwriting existing files on HP-UX

one of our operational systems (linux) pushes files to our server (HPUX) using SFTP. Sometimes (..) they need to resend an updated version using the same file_name, but the sftp server doesn't allow ...
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My host offers SFTP only, not SSH. Can I still use private key authentication? i.e., does SFTP use SSH implicitly?

I'm using WP Engine as my host. They are a managed host and they never offer shell access. However, they do allow setup of SFTP accounts. My (limited) understanding is that SFTP still uses an SSH ...
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FileZilla public key not working (Successfully loaded 0 key pairs from file)

I currently have troubles logging in with a public key using FileZilla. Neither the root user, not an other user accept the key. Now the strange thing is when using putty it is working without any ...
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Bulk Download Images with Organization

I have a list of URLs (pretty much all image urls though some pdf) that I need downloaded. I have found a variety of options for bulk downloading and these would work but I need them to be organized ...
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XBMC unable to connect via SFTP to server

I have a raspberry pi xbmc server set up at home that I use to stream videos over my local network, but I'd like to be able to stream videos over the internet. I am able to SSH and SFTP into my ...
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Mount server folder locally on windows 7

I generally use Linux systems for most of my work, and some work I need to do on specific machines as I can only run certain software on each machine. I have a Windows 7 machine on which I have ...
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sftp with sshd special user permissions

I try to set up a sftp server with my raspberry pi. The result should be that there were three users - sftp-readonly, sftp-readwrite and sftp-writeonly - with special access permissions. As the name ...
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How to use VLC to watch a file (while it is being modified) on a SSH server (using sftp or smth else)?

I'm using my ssh server to record videos and I'd like to be able to watch them (on a PC using Windows 7 or 8) during the recording. I can of course transfer the file when I'm done and watch it, but I ...
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SFTP file writes show completed in FileZilla but on server side 0 bytes written

Kind of a weird issue here. We have a lot of data dropped on our SFTP, and sometimes we get a lot of files written with 0 bytes. Upon checking the remote users SFTP Client (FileZilla) it shows the ...
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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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Move (download and delete) files from SFTP server

I am using a WinSCP (SFTP) script to move files off a SFTP server. Something like this: get *.ecx But this only "copies" files from remote to local. I need to move files off the server. What server ...
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how to copy files from SFTP to local host(windows server) using powershell

I am using the below power shell command to copy file from server "SFTP" to windows server. for some reason the Script is not working would you please help # Scriptname.ps1 # send the files to ...
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SFTP connect through an other server

I want to connect to my account in a server of my university. When I’m there I only have to do “ssh user@FinalServer/home/user” or create a folder using “sftp://user@FinalServer/home/user”. ...
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Access only specific folders via SFTP

I have a VPS running Ubuntu Server 14.04. Here's a selection of my directory structure: / home/ my_user/ var/ www/ wp-content/ themes/ ...
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1 chroot sftp user that is able to traverse all other chroot sftp users files/folders

I have a chroot environment that I have setup on CentOS 6. We have users for all of our trading partners and I would like to create an internal user for another department that can sftp in and only ...
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Is Filesystem relevant in SFTP?

I have a home server with an NTFS disk attached, and I use FileZilla to access the data on that disk. I have both Linux and Windows clients, and I was wondering if the data would still be accessible ...
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Sublime Text 3 - setting SFTP for large remote

I have FTP, which is quite extensive. I've set up a "ignore_regexes": [ "sftp-config.json","/img/" ], where do I set ignoring folder / img / in which I have 400,000 files. They are in the ...
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How to copy 700K .jpgs from linux to windows?

I have 700K+ .jpg files on my linux server in a two-level structure, with 6000+ directories at level 1 and the individual .jpg files distributed amongst those directories on level 2. These files take ...
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Server external acess security

I’m setting up my own home Raspberry Pi server/NAS and I’m looking to be able to access outside the home network. This has however prompted me to rethink the whole setup. I have an external HDD ...
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Bulk SFTP download of files specified by URL preserving directories

I have a list of several hundred files I need to pull via SFTP. They are located in various directories and I need them to be in the same directory setup on my local machine. It is important the files ...