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 process ids explained?

Could someone explain to me the process that sftp makes when creating a connection and transferring data, on a control/data level? I know the basics about the ssh authentication and such, but for ...
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Using sftp ChrootDirectory while giving other users write access to the same directory

I need to allow an untrusted user SFTP access to a particular directory under his webserver root. I don't want him to access any other parts of the system (including the rest of the web), so I thought ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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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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sFTP works on my new file server running Ubuntu Server - should I install an FTP server (e.g. vsftpd)?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server for the first time followed by LAMP. My plan is to have a separate computer to host my websites. So, next step I wanted to allow for FTP uploading. I'd heard of FTP ...
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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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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 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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Work is blocking an SSH connection, what is the easiest workaround?

My work laptop/network is blocking an SSH connection (that I can make with my cellphone so I know it's valid)? What is the easiest away around it? I'm fine with a small fee to reroute or whatever. ...
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How to create super sftp user has access to all other sftp user folders?

I'm trying to create a super sftp user that have access to all other sftp user folders. For example, we have sftpuser1 with home folder /home/sftpuser1, sftpuser2 with home foler /home/sftpuser2, now ...
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Chroot sftp jail seems to be insistent on not working

So I followed this guide to the letter: http://markshust.com/2013/04/01/how-setup-chrootd-sftp-account-linux and a few other guides as well, but I seem to be incapable of getting a connection. I am ...
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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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Mounting shared directory for chroot users

I ran in to an interesting issue with mounting that doesn't make any sense to me. Basically I have setup a chroot environment for SFTP users, they each have a chroot directory with a format of ...
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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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Is SFTP without keys still better than FTP?

I have a question regarding SFTP and security. Is using SFTP without keys, still more secure (eg. encrypted) than plain FTP?
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apache/Magento user's Linux home directory (for private RSA key)

apache runs Magento on our Linux server, and I'm trying to find out where the home directory for this user would be. I need to place a private key for SFTP access for Magento's extension. There is ...
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Unable to authenticate vsFTPd virtual user wih SSH/SFTP Ubuntu 12.04

I'm somewhat new to linux so forgive me if the answer is an obvious one. I've been trying for days now without success. I'm setting up a simple SFTP service with vsFTPd. I've had no issues setting up ...
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Secure file transfer: VPN vs SFTP

We have a client who needs to transfer small, secure data files between customer sites and a central server. They wanted us to develop an application for them that would make use of a VPN to send the ...
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Able to access the server with SSH, but not with SFTP

I have access to the server via SSH (using Putty Client), but I am not able to connect via SFTP, using same port (using FileZilla, or other clients). Server requires public key authorization, and ...
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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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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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lftp - mirror and wildcards

Is there anyway to use wildcards ("*") when using mirror command? I know there is a mget command, which is simply the same as get, but one can use wildcards with it. Is there something equivelant to ...
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Trying to automatically download backups stored on a virtual server using SFTP

I have a centOS WHM where I store multiple cPanels. I need to SFTP into this server and download the cPanel backups which over daily/weekly/monthly. I'll probably just grab the weekly backups. I had ...
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SCP and SSH connect, but FileZilla and CyberDuck can't

I'm on a Mac. I'm trying to connect to a remote Ubuntu server. I can successfully connect to it using ssh and scp commands in the shell. For example: $ scp -i ~/Projects/keys/foo.pem foo_config.ini ...
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What should I do to access the whole server via SFTP?

I just setup the server with Debian and trying to access /var/www directory by Notepad++ via SFTP. But there are very few folders accessible. It looks like SFTP has the access just to those few ...
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Questions to ssh connection with keys

I think of using sftp as transfer for backups and using keys instead of passwords. I understand it works this way: I've got 2 servers: server1 and backup I want server1 to connect to backup and ...
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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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Why is SSH/SFTP failing for commands with larger returns?

We have a SFTP server which was working fine until we added another ISP. The connection to the SFTP server is not going through the new ISP, I confirmed it with tracert. No change was made on the ...
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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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What is wrong with this FTP server?

Trying to upload files to a web host and the FTP server seems awful. I keep getting the error Error: The data connection could not be established: ETIMEDOUT - Connection attempt timed out And when ...
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Can I use PSFTP to connect?

I can connect to a FTP site using FileZilla. It uses the FTP Protocol, requiring implicit FTP over TLS, username, password, and uses a passive transfer mode, on port 900. I am trying to find a ...
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Powershell and SFTP.exe

Is it possible to pipe the contents of a folder on an SFTP site to a local file similar to window sinnate ftp.exe program where the syntax: dir /MainDir/SubDir c:\test\ftp\CurrentContents.txt but ...
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sftp through other ssh server (proxy like)

When I access a server from my local network, I first have to connect to my main server (all ports go to this machine) and when I'm on my main server, I have to connect to my next machine (which is ...
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SFTP transfer with keys

can somebody explain me how I can transfer files with SFTP over bash and with ssh keys instead of passwords? I use Debian 7 and openssh server. Regards, Akitoyo
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sshfs is failing with “remote host has disconnected”

I'm running sshfs with the following: sshfs [email protected]:/var/www/myapp /home/basicuser/code -o sftp_server="/usr/bin/sudo /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server" I have also created RSA keys ...
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why does screen cause problems with sftp?

I love to use screen, but I haven't really had much experience using it over ssh. At work I recently was issued a shell account and I decided to try to configure it so that screen gets run when I ...
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WinSCP sometimes throws error - Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key

I have a process scheduled to send files to an SFTP server (Tumbleweed) using WinSCP. It works 99.5% of the time. 0.5% of the time, the login fails and WinSCP reports: Server refused public-key ...
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setting sftp permissions on CentOS

If I upload files via ftp on my website (on a machine running CentOS) the default permissions are 000, and I often forget to do a chmod when uploading file. Is there a way to have a gentler umask ...
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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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What's a reliable command-line Linux app for SFTP uploading?

I have to upload a large number of files via SFTP. I need a command-line app to do this on Linux CentOS 6. Yes, I've searched on Google and haven't found any that are reliable. I tried to use scp ...
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cannot connect sftp to ubuntu server

Hi can anyone help me figure out why I cannot connect to my server via Filezilla. It was working not long ago and I have not changed any settings. everytime i try to connect to the server i get ...
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Copying entire dir using SFTP [duplicate]

In sftp> put * or get * doesnt get the hidden files or directories inside the dir. What to do if I want to use sftp to copy entire dir,along with subdirs that are hidden also? For example a .git ...
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Looking for a fast and reliable way to copy files to SFTP

I always used SFTP for copying up CMS systems, modify system/user files, or files related to sites and similar. Small things. Even if the file was larger, I could just wait it out. But now I have ...
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Text editor on Windows for editing remote files

I've got a team of web programmers that need to edit HTML and CSS that is stored on a linux server. They're all using Windows on their desktops. Rather than either teaching them to use vi/vim in a ...
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Color empty files in Windows

I face a need to show empty (0 bytes size) files in color in Windows Explorer. (I get them over sftp and need to know whether they're empty to prevent data loss - an application creates empty files ...
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Server load affection due to excesive sftp connections to sync server

I am planning to sync around 200 very small files per hour (less than 1KB each file), the source files are on a remote SFTP server and the destination files are on a Windows Server. My fear is the too ...
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Is there any way to change the file permission of the file while doing SFTP?

As I send a file via SFTP to a windows server. When I do this,the default file permission will be 640. there we have a scheduler task which will run on a particular time to grab the files. Due to the ...
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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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SFTP certificates not being recognised

We currently access a third party's axway sftp server manually via a web ui and would like to set up a passwordless login to allow automatic downloads. I have made sure the authorized_keys file is ...
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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 ...