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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Automatically change remote user with sshfs

I have two remote servers, foo and bar. On both servers I have a user git (with different uid and gid). Both servers are running Debian distributions. Both servers have their each others' root ssh ...
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how to configure default sftp buffer size on receiving node

How can i configure sftp buffer size is my general question? But i have also the below questions for you: Is it possible to configure default sftp buffer sizes for different users? Is there a ...
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Deny deletion after ftp upload

I'd like to prevent users from deleting files they have uploaded to my sftp server. I know I could set up a solution of my own using inotify/dnotify (or pam hook) and lsof which triggers a script to ...
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How to enable SFTP error status in RHEL7.1?

Here is the problem that I am facing. I have a provisioning server which runs a perl script to upload and download certain files in a regular interval using sftp. The sftp command is executed in batch ...
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sftp returns code 0 even if there is an error reported “Couldn't create directory: Failure”

I am trying to write a Bash script responsible for creating a folder on a remote server. Snippet: !/bin/bash -e echo "Creating remote folder." echo mkdir test_folder | sftp -oPort=22 ...
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Allow webserver user to unlink SFTP-uploaded files

I've set up SFTP, so that some users can upload files to a directory where the web application can pick them up. The webserver is running as user A, and SFTP is configured for user B. User A is ...
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SFTP can access files on the whole disk

I have an SFTP server setup, whenever a user tries to connect over SFTP they see the directory /home/user but then they can also change directory to /home and even / How do I stop this so they can ...
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SFTP logging doesn't work

I have some problemas trying to log sftp actions. I've configured some files but it doesn't write in the log file. I'm using Debian 7. User configuration: ...
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Setting up a secure SFTP drop folder for serving web pages

I've set up a chrooted sftp folder following the instructions here: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/03/chroot-sftp-setup/ It works fine, my only problem is it appears there is a glaring ...
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log a SFTP batch process

I have a simple batch process which does SFTP a file to a SFTP server. The batch code for that is here: option batch abort option confirm off open sftp://server -hostkey="ssh-rsa 2048 ...
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sftp server chroot initial directory

I have configured an sftp server with chroot and it works fine, the only thing that is bothering me is the initial landing directory, since the sftp user does not have write permissions in the landing ...
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CYGWIN SFTP not working suddenly. Connection closed after authentication

I'd installed CYGWIN for SFTP purpose few weeks ago in a few Win 2003 R2 x64 server and initially all of them are working without problem. However this week problem rises where users are not able to ...
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Accessing files from dreamcompute vps

I'm very new in this subject, but the problem is: I can't access files from a website to make small html edits. The only thing I know is that I need to make it using SSH. What I've tried: I ...
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SFTP clients not respecting default UMASK permissions [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I'm setting up an Ubuntu 14.04 web server for a team to share. I'd like the team to have read/write access to everything inside var/www/html (same as CHMOD 775 on every file and ...
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Restrict SFTP folder with PHP permisions

I want an user to have access to /var/www/domain.com/public_html so I followed this tutorials, but with my modifications so I can have my users upload directly to their domains: ...
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Forward SFTP user to chroot subdirectory after authentication

I've set up a SFTP server using OpenSSH, everything works fine and the users I created can connect. After authentication, the users find themselves directly inside /chroot, a directory they are not ...
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ProFTPD pub key authentication, still asks for password

I've set up mod_sftp with ProFTPD, and for some reason it still prompts me for a password when I connect. This is my conf.d/myserver file: SFTPEngine on SFTPLog /var/log/sftp.log Port 7770 ...
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ProFTPD - File owner is www-data instead of connected user

For some reason, when I ftp in using ProFTP, files I create are owned by www-data:www-data. I'd like them to be owned by myusername:www-data. The strange thing is, there's nothing in the files in ...
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Is it secure to do “chroot” SFTP directory without actually setting owner to be root?

I don't know if this sounds wrong, but I have a use case where I need to run a cron job and rsync the data into the SFTP file directory. Typically SFTP set up on the Internet would suggest to set the ...
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Block chmod over SFTP

Is it possible to block chmod over SFTP without patching the SSH daemon? I read somewhere that you can do this via ACLs although I am not quite sure how that is supposed to work.
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how to customize google compute engine sftp path?

I have configured sftp for my google compute engine VM instance by key method. I had generated a private and public key by Puttykey generator tool. Then i add that public key to my vm instance path ...
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SFTP for Customers [closed]

We would like to setup SFTP on windows server 2003 in such a way that all our customers (approx. 15 users) can have their own download/upload shares (without creating users in windows domain). We must ...
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Blacklisting and whitelisting SFTP requests

I see that the sftp-server and internal-sftp support blacklisted and whitelisted protocol requests, however, I don't understand what exactly can be passed to those arguments.
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Why is FileZilla so much faster than PSFTP?

I'm using FileZilla 3.10.3 and PSFTP 0.63 (PuTTY). Can anyone help me figure out why the throughput I get is so drastically different between the two clients? It can't just be a shortcoming of the ...
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Adding address to known_hosts command line

I am having trouble adding an IP to known_hosts from command line. I have a mysql backup script that is supposed to upload files to an other server using sftp. The script works fine, but you have to ...
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A proper way to create a chrooted SSH on CentOS 7 [closed]

There are a lot of tutorials of how to create a chrooted SFTP, but I would like to use SSH, because it is much faster to simply wget, unzip, mysql and mysqldump than tossing around the FTP and ...
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SSH stalled after a while

I am executing some commands over SSH from a linux client (centos 7) toward a server (wind river linux) and for a reason it always stopped ( not completed ). If i executed a command that take short ...
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Can't display files from a vsftpd server on centos 6

It's a Centos 6 running apache server and vsftpd server. Problem is not about connection, it's about displaying folder from local_root directory. Here is /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf : # Example config ...
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Server unexpectedly closed network connection (sftp + putty) [closed]

I am running CloudLinux 6.6 with Cpanel/WHM. We had disabled default port 22, but a client required it, so ever since I switched back to port 22, we have experienced "Server unexpectedly closed ...
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Server unexpectedly closed network connection [closed]

I have Godaddy Shared Linux Hosting. I have enabled SSH. When I try to connect with SFTP or SSH, I frequently get this error: Server unexpectedly closed network connection If I keep retrying, I ...
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Polling FTPS/SFTP Server with Windows Server 2012

Is it possible to securely routinely poll an external FTPS (or SFTP) server and copy/move the files locally using standard Windows Server 2012 functionality? I imagine the use of scheduler to do the ...
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pure-ftpd-mysql doesnt work after install

I searched for a tutorial to install the ftp-Server correctly and I found this tutorial to install pureftpd-mysql but I can't login with the example user or any other user. I tried 2 other tutorials, ...
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How to solve TLS error in Filezilla FTP client? [closed]

When i try to connect a site files by Filezilla FTP client, i get the following error Status: Connecting to 91.109.7.88:21... Status: Connection established, initializing TLS... Error: ...
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Why is FileZilla SFTP file transfer max capped at 1.3MiB/sec instead of saturating available bandwidth? rsync and WinSCP are even slower

I'm downloading from a server and downloads are maxing out at 1.3MiB/second with FileZilla but I can start concurrent downloads and they will download at 1.3MiB/second also. So why can't I download ...
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Banned from SSH Centos server but can't find where

For some reason my ip address is banned from using ssh or sftp. I have no problem connecting to the server using an other ip nor i have problems reaching all other services (like http, teamspeak) with ...
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Why would a server's RSA fingerprint change every few seconds?

In the past I've been able to connect to my server via SFTP with no problems, but suddenly yesterday it warned me that the fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host had changed. I've ...
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sftp: get file by mtime

Objective: Connect to sftp server with very simple script using -b option, cd to directory and get file with the latest modified time or created time. I can connect and download *.csv but that may ...
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SSH - ChrootDirectory not working

I am trying to chroot a "test" user (group sftp) to /home/test. I've added the following lines at the end of my sshd_config: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match User test ChrootDirectory ...
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SFTP and rsyslog: log activities of specified users only?

After a lot of anguish, I finally managed to get chrooted SFTP logging working in Ubuntu 14.04. Relevant bits from /etc/ssh/sshd_config: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp-only ...
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SFTP logging configuration fails with an error (OpenSSH 5.1)

Adding following line to sshd_config Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server -f LOCAL5 -l INFO When i start sshd service it fails with error "garbage at the end of line : -f" My openssh ...
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Not able to restrict the user to particular directory in unix

Below are the steps I performed: I created group sftponly. Added one user named sftpusers to that group. Added Subsystem sftp internal-sftp to file /etc/ssh/sshd_config Added this line to the file ...
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Set Initial Remote Working Directory in SFTP

I am running Amazon Linux AMI (Red Hat derivative), and am creating a new SFTP server using OpenSSH. I would like for the SFTP user to be restricted to a directory, and to be able to write to the ...
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/etc/init.d/ssh restart does not reload the configuration

I've added a chroot configuration to my /etc/ssh/sshd_config. I reload the configuration file using /etc/init.d/ssh reload, then try to connect using an SFTP client, but nothing changes, the user is ...
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Chroot user to an existing folder witch parent owner isn´t root [closed]

We have moodle installed on our company and due to big SCORM packages + slow conection + proxy, I usually upload them with SFTP with my root user. Now, I want to give users a way to upload files by ...
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SFTP chroot jail not working

Trying to follow this tutorial but for Arch Linux. /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # override default of no subsystems #Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server Subsystem sftp internal-sftp ...
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Bad File Descriptor when trying to use SFTP with chroot

I am on CentOS 6.5 using OpenSSH_5.3p1. I have attempted to set-up a chroot environment. After connecting using SFTP, when I use the 'ls' command, the connection is closed. The following is being ...
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Copying over SSH via Putty tools is slower than via WinSCP

Uploading from my Windows PC (1) to my Ubuntu machine (2) in another city using PuTTY tools is slow. I tested this over OpenVPN tunnel and via port forwarding to (2). It turns out that using rsync ...
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admin panel on port 2030 in CWP is not opening [closed]

I have dedicated server with centos and proxmox ve. Also made virtual machine with centos 6 and centos webpanel in proxmox. From last four month I'm using this and everything is working properly mean ...
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SFTP and SSH Logins [duplicate]

I've been doing my research and found some clues as to where I should be looking, but just can't quite get it perfect. I'm trying to create a new user, and allow them to have access to SFTP for file ...
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Setup directory links in user SFTP root directory with copSSH on Windows

I'm trying to configure copSSH to allow a specific user to access several folders on the C drive. However, if I create simple directory symlinks (using mklink /d), then the SFTP clinet can't get into ...