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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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Is there a way to disable SFTP access without changing the user password?

We have a web app that allows our users to set up vendor SFTP accounts. We want our users to be able to manage the vendor accounts that can access their server in a reversible fashion, ie, without ...
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Centos6.4: User home directory for sftp

Currently setting up a Centos6.4 box and are wanting to jail sftp users upon login. I've been following the notes here http://www.thisisnotsupported.com/sftp-chrootjail-on-centos6. But I have one ...
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Can't log in to sftp server

I'm trying to set up sftp server with open-ssh to store some files but when I try to connect it I just get "Connection closed by server with exitcode 1" in FileZilla. It can't be just wrong username ...
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Why is SSH/SFTP failing for commands with larger returns?

We have a SFTP server which was working fine until we added another ISP. The connection to the SFTP server is not going through the new ISP, I confirmed it with tracert. No change was made on the ...
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SFTP fails on listing directories with large number of files

I try to connect to an sftp server (vsftpd) on Centos server through port 22. there is no problem in connection and initial directory listing; there is also no problem if I click on a directory with ...
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OSX chrooted sftp alternative with sandbox-exec

As a follow up to this stackoverflow question, I am trying to use sandbox-exec as an alternative to chrooted sftp with the internal-sftp method. The sshd config is: Subsystem sftp ...
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SFTP - username/password instead of cert (vsFTPd)

Is it possible to configure vsFTPd or other server to use (1) SFTP over port 22 (2) be encrypted but only require username and password. What is the "https" equivalent in the SFTP world. I don't want ...
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Set Max Upload File Size for SFTP connections

Suppose if I want to limit each upload to be at 25 MB via SFTP, how can I make this possible? Do I add a line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config for that? I tried to look for this information via Google search ...
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File write error while uploading via FileZilla

I have a user xyz which is able to create files in a directory, but when I try to write something on the newly created file, it fails. The file has proper read-write permissions to the owner i.e. xyz. ...
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What causes slow SFTP up/download speeds?

Are SFTP up/download speeds something that's in the control of the hosting company? Can they throttle SSH traffic, regardless of the port? I just signed up with a new hosting company. We'll call them ...
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SFTP Client - File Polling At Regular Intervals

We have a need of a SFTP client running on Windows, which automatically polls for a new file on a designated SFTP location (setup in Unix) every x minutes. Can you please help me identifying such a ...
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How to automate a transfer of file from server to local system using ftp

I have a windows server 2003 which generates backup file to ftp folder in the server(using my own script). And I will ftp and copy it to my local hard disk daily. How can I automate this process using ...
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SFTP, ChrootDirectory and multiple users

I need a setup where I can put the contents of several user folders to a DMZ server from where external clients can download it, protocol SFTP, Linux, OpenSSH. To ease administration we want to use ...
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Setting up SFTP users that are jailed to their home directories with Chef

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to chroot jail users to their home directories for SFTP with Chef. I've tried multiple SSH cookbooks and Googled for an answer for several days with no ...
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Automatically retrieve a specific file via SFTP

How do I determine which file is the newest from a remote server that I am connected to via SFTP? My goal is to retrieve a specific file each day, via SFTP. The steps I will follow are: Connect to ...
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Secure file transfer in linux without SSH?

First thing i want to apologize if this question is silly or something...i just tried to research but it seems to be a bit hard to find exactly what i want in Google ! [or i'm not smart enough to find ...
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FTP ip reached by using SFTP command but not FTP [closed]

I've been given by a company their FTP IP where I should connect to. I got also username and password. That is supposed to work with port 21, right? I tried to use FTP command-line but it didn't ...
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Ubuntu server closing connection after successful login

I am unable to logon to my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) server via WinSCP or sftp. There was previously a permission problem for ssh_host_* files in /etc/ssh. This was after I tried chmod -R from another ...
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Disallow -p on sftp

We have a server that acts as a "dropbox" for (outside) users to upload data to us over sftp/ssh. We need to process these files (gpg decrypt, unzip, etc) as they come in. In the past, we simply ...
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How to setup a public rsync and sftp server

I want to setup a public storage server which allows sftp and rsync (through ssh). I've got it working with a chroot jail and rssh. When the user connects to the server with sftp he can read all the ...
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How to not run /etc/profile.d/custom.sh during Secure FTP login

When I attempt to Secure FTP (using WinSCP) to my CentOS 6.4 box I'm prompted with a message that states: Received too large (168438314 B) SFTP packet. Max supported packet size is 1024000 B. This ...
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SSH stopped working for no reason

Please help. Everything was working fine. How can I connect to the command line now? Configuration Amazon EC2 server Ubuntu & Apache2 Only one user (root - not real name) has SSH access, ...
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Copying files over chained SSH connection

I am using a remote server and want to copy files from the server. When using the server, I need to log in with 2 steps. ssh username@A after loging into server A, I need to log in again. ssh ...
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Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server

Trying to figure out the best way to set the default directory for the few FTP users we have (3 in-house developers who need access simply to the WWW directory). Want to just set it so that if any of ...
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SFTP OpenSSH 5.3 chroot-jail with write access to home directory

I've followed the myriad of tutorials/instructions to setup a CHROOT'ed/Jailed SFTP account, and it works great. However, I need the user accounts to be able to have full write access to their home ...
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How to enable SFTP uploads to Windows Server 2008R2

We need to transfer thousands of small htm files up to a web server running IIS7.5 on Windows Server 2008R2. The files are grouped in folders, each folder containing from 200 to 500 files. Remote ...
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chroot SFTP to another users subdirectory

I've successfully set up SFTP to chroot a user to their home directory. However, I have a case that I haven't been able to find any examples on, and the odd permissions needed for chroot make me ...
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Enabling DSA key authentification for SFTP while still keeping password login as optional (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I want to be able to use SFTP on the command line with a DSA key, so I don't have to type the password into the terminal. Is this possible to do on the ...
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I can SSH but can't SFTP

I am dumfounded at this issue. Brand new Ubuntu 12.04 Server install, I can SSH in, but can't use SFTP (Using Filezilla). It seems to authenticate fine .. But then it errors: The error is: Error: ...
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Unable to SFTP (but can SSH) - Using port other than 22

I followed the iptables here: http://wiki.debian.org/iptables I replaced the standard Port 22 in sshd_config with Port 1234 Currently I'm able to SSH via Port 1234, but unable to SFTP using ...
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SFTP user can't edit or create files

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am using openSSH and have created an SFTP user called bob who belongs to group sftponly. I have chrooted bob to his home directory which is /usr/share/nginx/www/bob/. bob ...
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FTP listfiles not working

I get the error 421 error connection timed out. I am already in passive mode, but still it's not able to execute certain FTP commands like LIST , NLST. What could be the cause? I tried using both ...
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SFTP source port used by client

What port is used by a client when connecting to SFTP server listening on port 22? In which range can be that port? Does that range depend on client application used, or it depends on operating ...
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SSH/SFTP Reverse Proxy

I have two machines accessible on the Internet with no NAT involved. Both machines run an SSH service. I want to connect via SSH/SFTP to Server A on Port 2000 and this connection should be routed to ...
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Allowing root login on sftp while disallowing it over ssh?

For security I only allow a dummy user to log in via SSH on my CentOS 5.8 server, for this I added: AllowUsers dummyaccount When accessing my server I then login with the dummy and use su - to gain ...
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IIS 7 FTP Publishing: Windows User Gets 530 18 Error

Here's the problem, from the log (ip & dns names sanitized): FTP Service Log 2013-03-26 01:25:07 ORIGIN.IP - DESTINATION.IP 21 ControlChannelOpened - - 0 0 4ba4c190-09ca-45e3-a2ae-b19117d33b80 - ...
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Removing chroot jail on Synology Diskstation 4.1

I'm administrating a Synology Diskstation 412 with DSM 4.1 and I need to be able to upload files to the filesystem via SFTP. However, when I enable the built-in SFTP server in the DSM, it always jails ...
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My sftp jailed user can't see directories below the ChrootDirectory

I am trying to jail user. I have got these directories: var/www (root:www-data, 755) var/www/web1 (webmaster:www-data, 755) var/www/web2 (webmaster:www-data, 755) In my ...
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(SFTP)how to have /var/www writable permission when set ChrootDirectory /var/www

ChrootDirectory is tricky > < As I google for it and found the ChrootDirectory setting explanation (http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSSH/Cookbook/SFTP) It say " Depending on the opensshd version ...
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Ubuntu sftp disobeys ssh config files or bypasses ssh config settings

I set up openssh on my server to listen to xx port and to use authorized_keys. From a Windows client, I am able to login to my server using my passphrase using putty. All Ok. This is what I wanted. ...
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Use .bashrc without breaking sftp

My problem is that I need to set a few variables, and output a few lines every time I login to the ssh shell, and at the same time I have to be able to use sftp to tarnsfer files via Filezilla. Now, ...
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SSH/SFTP connections fails silently on OSX 10.8.2 - ssh-agent issue

I'm trying to login to a remote machine with SSH or SFTP. when I try ssh u-indgo@ssh1.eu1.frbit.com the CLI just won't respond. I get an empty new line, in which I can type characters, but nothing ...
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sftp file size limit

There seem to be a file size limit for sftp transfer from the command line, if I try to download a 20 MB file it stops at 20% when the transfered data is larger than 4 MB: /myfile.xml ...
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How i can restrict certain file extension upload via ssh?

How can I restrict certain file extensions and file upload size via SSH? I am using Ubuntu 12.10 default installation and Open-ssh server.
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Setting up ssh on Debian to allow some users log in with ldap

I have a server in which users can't login via ssh but can upload files by sftp. This server has an ldap database of users and ssh and sftp are configured with the ldap, so none of the ldap users ...
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Resctrict folders for sftp when using ssh version < 4.0

We have a very old server (it's kind of embarrassing to write the OS version), but this is the situation, and upgrade OS or ssh is not an option for some reasons. uname -a > FreeBSD xxx 4.11-STABLE ...
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Is it possible to force SFTP rather than allow SCP fallback ?

I have a Red Hat 5.4 server with openssh OpenSSH_4.3p2 and have been trying to setup scp/sftp logs in my server, but I am running into some problems. I followed the directions in this other post. ...
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ESXi 4.1.0 build-260247 best way to get VM off

I'm having a hard time copying a VM from my ESXi 4 ... I never tried to copy a VM because I always did the backup inside the VM but now I want to retire this server and need to get a final full ...
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Trying to set up SFTP only in a chroot jail for one user

Hopefully you guys can help and see if I've done something weird here, I'm trying to log in with a user I set up, FileZilla shows me: Command: open "///@///" Command: Pass: ******** Status: ...
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Connecting to passive FTP over SSL (ftps)

I have setup an FTP service in Windows Azure using this guide http://www.itq.nl/blogs/post/Walkthrough-Hosting-FTP-on-IIS-75-in-Windows-Azure-VM.aspx The FTP Server works well when I connect without ...