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I have FileZilla 0.9.34beta configured to allow ONLY SFTP connections on port 8086 (not FTPS and not FTP either). I am trying to connect to the server using Putty PSFTP.exe but it is failing to prompt me for any input. It simply times out when trying to connect (after 1-2 minutes). Here is the kind of thing I am seeing:

C:] psftp 127.0.0.1 -P 8086 -i myuser -v
Looking up host "127.0.0.1"
Connecting to 127.0.0.1 port 8086
Server unexpectedly closed network connection
Fatal: Server unexpectedly closed network connection

Filezilla log shows me this:

(000033) 6/29/2010 16:35:15 PM - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> Connected, sending welcome message...
(000033) 6/29/2010 16:35:15 PM - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> 220-FileZilla Server version 0.9.34 beta
(000033) 6/29/2010 16:35:15 PM - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> 220 connected to 127.0.0.1
(000033) 6/29/2010 16:36:16 PM - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> 421 Login time exceeded. Closing control connection.
(000033) 6/29/2010 16:36:16 PM - (not logged in) (127.0.0.1)> disconnected.

Filezilla client connects with no problems.

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How did you enable sftp on filezilla server? I don't see any evidence this is even possible in the interface or on their wiki. In fact the note Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server seems to tell me that ssh is not supported and so you will never be able to connect with an sftp client.

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Ahh.. your right. I'm using "EXPLICIT FTPS/TLS on port 8086". Hmm... maybe that has something to do with this problem. I guess PSFTP.exe doesn't support EXPLICIT FTPS? Thanks for the answer! I dont know why I was thinking it was SFTP. –  djangofan Jun 30 '10 at 16:34

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