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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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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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 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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After 3 files transferred through sftp using FileZilla, the queue halts. What could be causing it?

And when it's happening, all I need to do is browse the internet using Chrome or Firefox, restart FileZilla restart the queue. What could be causing it? I'm running on 64-bit Fedora 12. Buffalo ...
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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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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 create a ssh key so that it can only use sshfs on a Synology NAS?

I have an ssh key without a paraphrase that allows a user to log in to a remote server. This key is used to mount a folder in the remote server using sshfs and backup the files in my laptop. I would ...
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TortoiseGIT and sftp

I have a server which I can't modify/install anything on that. the only way that server gives me is to use sftp protocol to connect to the server and modify the files. I have access to the server ...
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Linux Quota Custom Error Message via SFTP

Is it possible to pass a custom error message to the sftp client when the user exceeds the soft or at least the hard quota limit? My SFTP Client (WinSCP) shows me an error message in which it states ...
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Tab Auto-Completion in Mac OS X when using sftp in terminal

i have been getting very frustrated lately since the readline functionality has been removed from MacOSX and Tab Auto-Completion doesn't work anymore. So i was wondering if anyone knew a good ...
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SSH SFTP: transfer local directory to remote server

I can't seem to transfer a simple local folder to a remote server via SFTP or SSH. I feel like the issue has to do with absolute paths or home directories, but here's what I've tried: scp -r ...
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using sftp and having www file access at the same time

Im getting confused about permissions and sftp access in ubuntu. I have a user who has access to the www folder : <username>:www-data I have set the following in sshd_config: Subsystem ...
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Directory Listing error ONLY in port 22 (SFPT)

I suddenly get this error using SFTP: Status: Connecting to 64.207.146.82... Response: fzSftp started Command: open "root@64.207.146.82" 22 Command: Pass: ********* Status: Connected to ...
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Some FTP folders not visible to client

I ran into a very interesting issue today. In my directory I have: hearts laptops pets scaledBU spotlights Each of those are directories. I created these directories using FileZilla but they are ...
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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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How to set up an alias in a sftp session?

I usually map 'ls -l' to ll on my terminal. So 'll' is the most frequent command I use. I found that habitually I use 'll' on interactive sftp session. Is it possible to create an alias for sftp?
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Uploading files remotely just deletes the contents

I'm new to Linux, and for school I'm using a remote SSH shell via SSH Secure Shell Client 3.2.9 and SSH Secure File Transfer Client from Windows 7 to try to upload files. We were going over the ...
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SFTP Connection to Windows 2008 Server Running RemotelyAnywhere

I'm writing a program that automates a test that needs to be preformed on a regular basis. To do this test it requires a number of files to first be uploaded to a Windows 2008 Server. The server does ...
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Logging rssh/chroot SFTP users

I'm trying to log activity (uploads, downloads, renames, deletes) for SFTP users. If I SFTP with a normal user, it logs to /var/log/secure. If I SFTP with a rssh user, it logs that they connected, but ...
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SFTP failing - connection closed by remote host

I've as of yet been unable to correct this problem. I've tried adjusting MaxStartups to >10, clearing out the files listed in known_hosts, and compared configs between a server that is working ...
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psftp -F config file

Is there an equivalent -F option in the psftp (the one bundled with Putty)? I am trying to connect to a VM that requires using a ProxyCommand. Host *.<domain_here> User kapitanluffy ...
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swish sftp: Hide hidden files

I want to mount a directory with SSH. Is it possible to hide dot-files in swish sftp? Is it possible to dislay folders on top of the list?
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How to script SFTP two-factor authentication?

I need to script file transfers between two servers. Local server is RHEL 5.x. Remote location uses two-factor authentication (key+password). Authenticates fine on the key-pair but I can't find syntax ...
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Launch script after SFTP disconnect

I'm currently using Caja (basically the same as Nautilus) to connect using SSH to my server and work with files. What I'm looking for is a way to launch a simple script when I disconnect - I can ...
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Windows Script for connecting to remote SFTP server with public key authentication

I am trying to connect to a SFTP server for a client of ours and send files in an automated process using MS Windows. The details I have received from the client do not include the password. I instead ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dreamweaver FTP on Mac access to AWS Instance

I've searched for this but haven't had any luck yet. I'm new to Mac so bear with me pls! I have Dreamweaver on PC accessing my instance on AWS for ftp through the bitvise client which implements an ...
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Where to place private key for Magento (PHP)?

I created a Magento extension that uploads file via SFTP to one server using a password authentication. There's another server I need to upload some files to, but using an asymmetric key (RSA) ...
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Setting up sftp connection

So here is the situation. I have a webserver hosting a clients website and he would like to have sftp access to it. Server OS: ubuntu 10.04 I would like to confine his useraccount to his ...
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chroot SFTP user can't modify any files in mounted drive

Well, here are the steps I’ve done; the problem is listed at the bottom. sudo mkdir /home/test sudo useradd test sudo chown root:test /home/test sudo chmod 755 /home/test sudo groupadd testgroup sudo ...
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Cannot Connect via SFTP When I Travel or am on Another ISP's Connection

I use SFTP to upload our website to our server with InMotion Hosting. It works fine when I am home and use our ISP (BellSouth.Net - Now AT&T. It also works fine on 1 of our Philippine ISP ...
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Using Filezilla to upload files to remote server under a proxy server

I am using Filezilla to upload files to my web server. I am under a proxy server of my college. I edited FTP proxy in Filezilla Settings. However, it shows the following error :- Status: Selected ...
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Why can't I connect with sftp

I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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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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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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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). ...