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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How do I get AWS EC2 Ubuntu Server out of “Stopping” state?

I was unable to SSH or SFTP into my ubuntu server on EC2 this morning. It should be noted that SSH and SFTP were working fine up until now. To troubleshoot this I did the following: Logged into AWS ...
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SFTP password wrong from remote, but not from local

From my server, connecting to it via eth0 (not localhost), I can connect via SFTP: Apr 9 10:02:40 domain sshd[11526]: Accepted password for test from 1.x.x.x port 45335 ssh2 From a remote ...
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File synchronization between local server and a remote web server

I have a local(in office) web server which acts as a testing platform for my website. Also its working as a SVN server to manage my websites code. Also there's a remote web server where my actual web ...
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How to solve problematic cpu load due to encryption when using SFTP on a VM

my company is trying offer a sftp service for a big amount of customers. The serving machine will be on a VM and tests have shown that, with an increasing amount of simultaneous users, the cpu becomes ...
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SFTP: Turn off Pageant to force password instead of public key

I'm trying to SFTP to a server with a username and password supplied to me by a client but I keep getting Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey). I'm on ...
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Is the SSH SFTP subsystem required on the managed nodes for Ansible to work?

When I run: ansible all -a "/bin/echo hello" -u myuser I get back: mydomain.myhost.com | FAILED => failed to open a SFTP connection (Channel closed.) The SFTP subsystem is disabled on the ...
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sftp gives permission denied only when chrooted?

I have configured sshd_conf on my centos box as below: Match group pilots ChrootDirectory /home/pilots ForceCommand internal-sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no and the directory ...
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Can sftp check for existing data?

I have 700 binary files (pdf) to download and right now only 400 are available on a sftp server. Can sftp, from the cli, determine what files exist in the local directory so it doesn't need to ...
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SFTP Chroot Ubuntu 10.10

I'm trying to give an SFTP only access to his home directory to a user. This is the /etc/passwd line for the user: bob:x:1003:1003::/home/bob:/bin/false I edited the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file like ...
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rbash to limit user to its home directory closes sftp connection

Server: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago) Using openssh-server to allow sftp connexions. I'm trying to limit users to their own personal home directory. So i modified ...
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Chrooted SFTP user - Write permission denied even for owner

On CentOS release 6.5 (Final) I created a restricted user test1 useradd -s /bin/false test1 and configured ssd_config as following Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match User test1 ...
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hostname doesnt work in sftp whereas works in ftp [closed]

Why I cant access a sftp server using my hostname? I can access the ftp server using hostname, but not the sftp server.I have not done any extra mapping for ftp anywhere. But when I tried it with ip ...
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Debian: How to detect when user connects for the first time with SFTP?

I'm trying to set up the following: Allow access to an OpenSSH sftp server via ssh keys only, i.e. no password authentication allowed. SSH keys are generated automatically on the server. The server is ...
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How can I setup ProFTP and SSHD_config to FTP and SFTP to the same directory on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having troubles with a chrooted environment on Ubuntu 12.04. Objective Set up FTP/SFTP server where users part of a new 'sftp' group can sftp and ftp to the same directory ProFTP Setup The ...
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Ubuntu SFTP file uploads get disconnected?

I have a few servers running Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS, and they have all had an intermittent problem with uploading files from my Windows development machine. Occasionally when an upload is started ...
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Is FTP and SFTP connection same

The developer who setup this is no longer working with us now. I' am trying to connect to my server through SFTP Example: sftp://127.0.0.1, it doesn't connect. But when I use ftp:// as my host then it ...
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Wordpress SFTP auto update issues

I have run into an issue with WordPress and ssh. Essentially,I am trying to enable auto updating with Wordpress over SFTP. I have followed the directions on This thead on DigitalOcean.com up I have ...
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SFTP: log to a separate file for chrooted user

I would like to log SFTP commands to a separate file however it works only for root but not for chrooted user: # cat /etc/ssh/sshd_config ... Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -l INFO Match Group ...
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folder permissions for linux webhost (ubuntu)

I have a VPS running ubuntu 12.04 that is hosting about 9 sites which are a mix of wordpress and joomla (latest versions). Apache runs under www-data and sites are hosted as virtualhost under ...
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SSH : Restrict sftp to a directory without jailing shell

For a user group I'd like to: Restrict SFTP access to a given directory Use a custom shell for TTY which takes care of only exposing what needs to be exposed from the system but that still need ...
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SFTP does not work for one user, SSH does work

I can login with password via root and user1 I can login with Filezilla via root but not user1 Here is end of Filezilla log Trace: Initialised HMAC-SHA1 server->client MAC algorithm Command: ...
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force group assignment in chrooted sftp environment

I've got the following setting: There are several users /home/user1, /home/user2, and so on. Additionally there is a user /home/sftp-all. The folder /home/sftp-all/shared is mounted in every other ...
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SFTP logging in Solaris Server using 'internal-sftp'

I'm trying to enable logging for SFTP file transfer (without help of any opentools) on solaris 10 using "internal-sftp" but couldn't see any info about file transfers. Please help. **#Argument in ...
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Can't get rsync over sftp to work

I'm trying to set up a backup system from an Ubuntu server to a Synology NAS (DS413j) using rsync and sftp. I have created a user for this that we can call ubuntu-backup. I have a directory in ...
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Load Balancer sftp persistence when a server goes offline

Let's say we have the following scenario: We have two identical *nix servers using a shared filesystem. We connect through SFTP (not FTPS) to one of them to upload a file to the shared filesystem, the ...
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How to write a path with dots in sshd_config

I'm writing the default directory for a SFTP user in sshd_config, using this code: Match user ftpuser ChrootDirectory /var/www/ftp.user ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTcpForwarding no ...
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Set Users as chrooted for sftp, but allow user to login in SSH

I have setup a ssh server on debian 7, to use sftp connection. I chrooted some user, with this config: Match Group sftpusers ChrootDirectory /sftp/%u ForceCommand internal-sftp But if i ...
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SFTP Chroot for Apache2

I'm attempting to setup SFTP (OpenSSH 6.1 internal-sftp) so that a group of users(sftpusers) can access my server specifically to work on development of my website: Match Group sftpusers ...
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Sftp download directory while excluding files with certain extension

So I know I can download a whole directory like this: sftp> get -R * How can I exclude all files with .ipa extension though? I want to download everything except .ipa or .ipa.* files from a ...
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Why use lxc instead of chroot?

One ubuntu server hosts 3 apps all on separate domains. Each app has its own developers. App developers belong to linux "sftp" group. chroot allows password sftp access for each app developer. ...
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Outgoing SFTP not working through Cisco Router (but works through phone)

Router is a Cisco 2900 Series. Trying to SFTP to a Canadian client. No outgoing ports are blocked. I can connect to the same SFTP server when tethered through my phone but not when going through ...
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Cannot jail SSH users to any folder other than their home folder

I need some help on this. I'm attempting to jail SSH users into their own folders so that they can SFTP into a server without seeing the filesystem I have following a simple guide online and managed ...
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Allow SSH but disallow SFTP?

Requirement: Allow SSH but disallow SFTP to a particular user group. Once disallowed, if the user group tries to access SFTP, it should not be allowed and all connections should be closed and the ...
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Allow SFTP and process running but disallow ssh for a single user

as the title said, i want to disallow ssh access for a user, but allow the user to execute a java process and access SFTP How this can be done?
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unable to access public ip on occasion?

my server is configured to have a public ip on one network card, and a private ip on the other network card... the server was running fine after some time... suddenly i'm unable to access my server ...
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Scp fails in one direction for admin but is successful with root user

I am able to do a scp from one server to anoher using a particular user but the same user is not able to send files back to the first one. I used scp -vv and the detials look as below: Executing: ...
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How do I allow my server to ftp to itself?

I'm on RHEL6 and I'm trying to do an auto update on wordpress but the ftp and sftp connections fail. I suspect it's at least testing the connection from within the server which is not allowed by my ...
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How to mention the prefix directory path in CURL command

I am new to Linux, i want to write the perl script to download the files from FTP sites but here i want to use curl command to download the files. which is working fine in wget command but not working ...
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Hide or revoke permissions to the .ssh directory for sftp and ftp access

I dont want that the user has access to the ssh key via sftp and ftp. Is there a way to change the directory or revoke the permissions, even to see the .ssh directory ? Have not found anything with ...
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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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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 ...