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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sshfs is failing with “remote host has disconnected”

I'm running sshfs with the following: sshfs basicuser@192.168.1.111:/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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Replace FTP with SFTP to transfer files - PSFTP.EXE ONLY

I am currently FTP'ing file to a unix box from a windows server. I want to change the following section of the script and migrate the ftp process to be sftp. @echo off echo user %user%> ...
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How do I connect to SFTP w/ lftp?

I usually hang out over @ stackoverflow, but I think I may just have a problem with my understanding of lftp itself. Using this handy wrapper (https://github.com/Atinux/node-ftps) for lftp on ...
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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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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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Why does SSHTools SSH/SFTP server use another port to listen to server commands?

SFTP usually listens on port 22. But then I found an SFTP tool (SSHTools) that uses a command port to listen "for server commands such as stop". Why not make the server listen for the stop command on ...
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transfer hundreds of files specified on a list between two servers

I need to download 800 files from a server to my server. These files have different names and they're in different subdirectories in the remote server, but I have their names on a list. How can I do ...
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Does SFTP put operation have size limit?

I use SFTP to transfer file from local to remote Linux machine. However it fails. I tested it and come to a conclusion that, when transfer file is bigger than testScp.txt1, it fails and the machine ...
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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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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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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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Limiting ssh to sftp only?

I use SSH keys to allow passwordless logons to my box. I want to limit them to SFTP only. I have the following in my authorized_keys file which appears to work: command="internal-sftp" ssh-rsa ... ...
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SFTP upload and download speed difference

I have two Solaris box, I am using SFTP to transfer file of 1063 MB. when I do fire get (get file from server) speed is approx. 270KB/s when I do fire put (put file on server) speed is approx. ...
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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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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 scp can not work , result in network down

root@6-2:/root> scp 1.pcap yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx:~ yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx's password: 1.pcap 0% 0 0.0KB/s --:-- ETA I use scp to ...
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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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www-data group write after sftp?

I'd like to have my apache user be able to read and write files, my sftp user(s) to be able to upload files that are then available (rwX) to both other sftp users and apache, and everyone else read is ...
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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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3rd party application unable to write to a directory via SFTP

Last night, I installed a program called ScreenCloud on my Fedora 20 laptop. This application uploads screenshots I take on my computer to a number of different places, one of the options being to my ...
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SFTP server Issue — Too many open Files on Linux

We have SFTP server on linux box. And every other week we get an error message "Too Many Open Files". We have to restart the SFTP server every time we get this issue. Let me know if there is a way to ...
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lftp remote copy file from one directory to another

I download all files in remote dir1/. They are downloaded to a directory which contains hundreds of files. I need to copy the file to a remote "archive" directory. I need to delete the file from ...
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How to view remotely mapped drive in the Windows command line

I'm using Expandrive 3 to map a remote drive to the Z:\ drive on my computer. I would like to view it using the command line from Windows 7, but trying cd Z:\ doesn't do anything. No error message, ...
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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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Variable in WinSCP script

I'm asked to automate some SFTP download processes via WinSCP. I'm not familiar with WinSCP scripting. ftprun.cmd: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\winscp.com" /script=D:\testsftp\ftpscript.txt ...
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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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Sftp virtualhosting based on the SNI server name?

I am thinking on the possibility of the virtualhosting of sftp based on the server name, which was given by the client with SNI. Is it possible? Does any similar already exist there?
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Any recommendations on a free sftp drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Mapping an sFTP connection to a Windows drive ? SFTP as a folder on Vista I would like to map an ssh connection to a drive on my windows machine? Any recommendations ...
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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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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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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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Quickest way to upload to a server?

I am looking for a way to upload a large file (1gb) to a server. So far I have used scp, nc and sftp. Initially I start with a nice upload speed of around 2 mbps, but this quickly slows down to around ...
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Get Directory Size through SFTP

A client has a managed websever; on this server is an e-commerce script and part of the script dumps a backup every week. The backup is stored on the web server (not in the HTTP route). The ISP takes ...
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How to allow ssh access to a folder of another user

Let's say I have a user 'user1'. This user has a special directory which can be accessed by another user ('user2'): /home/user1/directory How can I allow ssh/sftp access for user2 only to this ...
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Slow sftp for one user

Remote user across the country has latency issues transferring files over SFTP using filezilla client to access our shared filesystem (CentOS 6 machines running OpenSSH). One of twenty geographically ...
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How can I run `make` and retrieve the binary from a remote host without `ssh`ing twice?

I'm working on a project for which I don't have the toolchain configured on my own machine and I'm thus developing remotely. My workflow right now looks as follows: open the remote project directory ...
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Best alternative to Filezilla Client [closed]

I'm using Window XP. So I m not able to use Filezilla. Can anyone suggest the best FTP Software replacement for Filezilla? Free software preferred. Thanks
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Wrong ownership when SFTP files

I have successfully setup jailed SFTP access using ChrootDirectory. Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory %h X11Forwarding no AllowTCPForwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp I ...
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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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Restrict user to given directory

I wish to allow Bob to only access files in directory /var/www/main/open via sftp. I've edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and changed Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server to Subsystem sftp ...
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Is it safe to work on a server via SSH while uploading files to it via an SFTP file manager?

I'm uploading a large amount of data onto a server via SFTP, and could start setting things up in non-related areas with SSH while waiting, but I'm curious as to whether doing the two simultaneously ...
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Is it possible to access the root files of an Amazon EC2 with any SFTP file manager?

I installed Cyberduck to manage the files on my EC2, and that works fine for my own user directory, but I need to access the root files. In command line SSH, with PuTTY for example, I can simply cd / ...
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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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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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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 ...