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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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 an entire directory to a remote machine?

Note: using scp or other tools is off the table due to vendor requirements. I have been set up with a private key to be able to upload numerous files to a vendor's server. Let's say I have all of my ...
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Why can I not establish an SSH/SFTP connection from my Windows 8.1 computer?

I'm on a windows 8.1, 64bit machine. I cannot get a connection vis SSH or SFTP. Yesterday I was connecting without issue. I have tried using: Aptana, WinSCP, Putty and FileZilla. I cann connect to ...
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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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Where is the encryption “password” for auto-encrypted WS_FTP SSH private SSH keys?

I'm using WS_FTP to Automatically transfer files between my system and a large bank over FTPS. When I browse to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Ipswitch\WS_FTP\SSH\ClientKeyStore ...
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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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No supported authentication methods available in FileZilla

I'm using FileZilla to connect to my SFTP server. But when I'm trying to connect, it gives me this error Error: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey) ...
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Howto write in chroot on Secure FTP(sftp)

As I understood, directory for chroot must have permission 755, and must be owned by root. But 755 mean that only owner(root) have acces for write to this folder. But what if I have user web, with ...
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LFTP: SSH with private and public keys

I'm using LFTP in order to mirror SFTP server folder with local folder. But currently I'd be glad to correctly connect to SFTP server and list contents... I'm using Windows 7, and I've downloaded ...
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How to check if file exists in remote Windows from local Linux script?

I'm writing a sh script to download a file from a Windows SFTP server. However, before doing so I want to check if the file exists. There were many questions out there that suggests downloading ...
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SFTP over VPN - Can upload but not download

When I'm working from home I need to upload/download files using SFTP over a VPN to the remote web server. Without the VPN I cannot connect, which is correct as connections are blocked from unknown ...
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PHPStorm delay after file upload

We have our web development environment setup on windows 8.1 x64 and PHPStorm. Our newest test server (amazon VPS) has Ubuntu server 14.04 installed. The problem is that when we upload a file from ...
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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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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 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 to a host that can only be connected through SSH Bastion in Windows (Putty)

I don't even know how to explain this and the title might also be incorrect. But this is what I am trying to do, I use an SFTP plugin Sublime Text which connects to by dev machine (lets call it D) ...
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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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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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SFTP on Amazon EC2 instance with Debian adding limited access users

I have a amazon EC2 instance with debian 6.0 installed. I am using SFTP via SSH to transfer fileles to my sever. But With root key all the folders from server are exposed. How can I generate different ...
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Is password-less access to SSH using chroot setup possible?

I was able to log in into a ssh server using public and private keys without using a password. I was able to also setup chroot and jail a new user and avoid that the user could connect via ssh but ...
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Tunnelier replacement for OSX using Beyond Compare 4

I use Tunnelier on my PC when I need to connect SFTP using Beyond Compare 4. Now that i've switched to OSX I cant use Beyond Compare 4 to connect SFTP to my cloud hosting to compare files. Is there a ...
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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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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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Cannot find downloaded file after SFTP “get” command

I am using SFTP to download files from a server. It connects to the server fine and when I enter ls it lists all the files I am looking for. When I get to the: sftp>, I enter: get [FILENAME] and ...
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How to turn on SFTP in Fedora 17

I want to turn on SFTP server in Fedora 17. What are the steps?
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Script to download files from SSH Server

Is it possible to create a script that follow the same commands FileZilla executes when connecting to an ssh server? When I login manually using FileZilla I get the following message for the ...
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Verify that connection to Cygwin SFTP Server is encrypted

I must ensure that my flow is encrypted. I am on a Windows machine and I have installed a SFTP server via Cygwin.. I am using WinSCP as client. And I am developing another client in C#. Everything ...
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Encrypt data flows via SFTP protocol

I have a problem and I am neither a system engineer nor an expert about certificates. I have to transfer some file from a client to a SFTP server via SFTP protocol. I have installed a SFTP server on ...
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Make hidden folders invisible sftp

My client needed sftp server for sharing files, so I created sftp server on a amazon ec2 ubuntu machine and added different users. Now their need is when user login to sftp server either via winscp ...
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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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How to open the video file in my vps?

I have purchase a vpn service(serverip is a.b.c.d),when login into my sftp with putty,i downloaded a video file name movie1 in /root , i want to watch the video file(in server ) played in my ...
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How can I resume a broken SFTP download in Window 7 console?

In my Windows 7 console, I can download file from SFTP with the command d://putty//pscp -P 22 root@serverip:/root/movie c://movie How can I resume a broken download in Window 7 cmd console when ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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Unable to connect via SFTP2 using SSH Tectia Client

I have been using SSH Tectia Client for SSH and SFTP to my UNIX machine. There is not private authentication added for this profile. Recently, this machine OS has been re-imaged. So, the host-key has ...
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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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Changing group in FileZilla

Is there a way for users to change the group on files they have ownership of in FileZilla? Something equivalent to chgrp from the command line? And is there a way to set default groups in FileZilla? ...
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Is there a way to use ACL to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible?

Is there a way to use Linux's Access Control Lists feature to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible? This is needed for a chroot SFTP environment where we want to block ...
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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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How to copy file with spaces remotely using sftp

I am trying to copy a file from windows 7 to linux debian using SFTP Filename is ba ck.bak I am using SFTP to remotely put file through windows command prompt If filename is back.bak then command ...
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Transferring files through SFTP

When I try to upload files to my server I am getting a permission denied error. I am able to see all the files through filezilla and even download them but when I try to upload it doesn't let me. I ...
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Default value of pasv_address in FTP configuration (vsftp)

What is the default value of "pasv_address" in the vsftpd config? Will it be the IP address the client uses to connect to the server?
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Linux filezilla cannot connect however there is no issue on windows

I am trying to connect to my server using secrue ftp (SFTP). On Windows I have no problem however on my Linux computer I get the following error: status: Connecting to 89.104.207.220... Response: ...
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Proxy to allow FTP and SFTP

I need to set up a system that allows FTP and SFTP to LAN users. In my company, we have 2 internet connections: normal one restricted one (provided by the ERP company): proxy that only allows ...
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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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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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sshd_config settings not taking effect

I've been trying to configure SSH public key authentication for non-interactive login for sftp and for that to work, I know I need to have the following settings: RSAAuthentication yes ...
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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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Download system file with PermitRootLogin no

I have a remote server with root and regular user access to it, however the direct root access is forbidden using PermitRootLogin no in the ssh configuration file. So I'm left with no option to ...
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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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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 ...