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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Copssh, Chrootdirectory and spurious cygwin directory

I have limited sftp users to their home directory using this answer http://serverfault.com/a/201879/65157. It all seems to be working fine. I only have 1 query though. When I ever issue an 'ls' ...
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How to change user for more rights on a SFTP client?

It is always suggested on first step to disable the remote root login for the SSH protocol. I have a low-right user able to connect via SSH and once connected, I simply su in order to gain more ...
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Duplicity restore reports “Invalid SSH password” when I'm using a private key for connection

I'm testing the restoration of a backup with duplicity 0.6.15. I can login to my backup server just fine using ssh and sftp using the following commands and my private key: ...sftp root@client:~# ...
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cygwin sftp limit user's to home directory

Is there any way to limit users to certain home directories with sftp and cygwin: For example user1 cannot get out of /home/user1/ User2 /home/user2/ I don't think there is on windows but maybe ...
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Manage Upload Permissions, SFTP & Linux

I'm new to Linux. I am working with a Redhat 5.5 server and am using a Java-based SFTP script that will allow multiple users to upload text files to a server. I am undecided if each user will have a ...
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duplicity can't find remote backup directory?

Using my private key to do so, this command allows me to connect to /home/backupUser/backup just fine: $ sudo sftp -oPort=7843 backupUser@192.168.x.x:backup However when I run duplicity, I get ...
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Free secure windows ftp server for a commercial project

I'm looking for a free secure (sftp or ftps) windows ftp server as the title indicates. I found quite a few but they are either : * Not free (usually they are GPL or just not free) * Not 'secure' ie. ...
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Copying files SSH vs sFTP [closed]

I'm a bit of a unix noob, but this question seems super basic, yet I can't find an answer anywhere. Basically, to my knowledge, sFTP is just FTP over ssh. So, why can't I drag and drop files from ...
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Using SFTP to upload user upload files on a webserver?

I looked at a CDN and found i need to use SFTP to upload files to it. Using sftp isnt to difficult but how do i continuously upload files? my webapp current puts apps in ...
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WinSCP - SCP is working and SFTP is not working

I am trying to connect to our remote server using winSCP. It was working before. But from today I am not able to connect to the server using SFTP. If I changed the protocol to SCP, then I am able to ...
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How to find active FTP users in the last 60 days?

Hi I'm not really a sysadmin, but I inherited a webserver running Red Hat 3. I'm going to replace the server with a newer OS, but I want to find out which users are still using it. My users don't ...
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What's faster: SFTP or FTP via SSH tunnel?

I find SFTP very slow in WinSCP, especially when many small files have to be transferred. Will FTP via SSH tunnel be faster?
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Remove remote file using sftp and private key (Solaris)

I have a Solaris server and I need to remove a file at remote machine using sftp (I can't use ssh). Is it possible to pass a private key for auth to this command (I don't see -i parameter in Solaris) ...
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sftp-server set Permissions for all files

I have an sftp-server and need to set all files' permissions to 775 which upload from client.How can I do that? Just found the umask set,but it is not fit for me as client may upload file with 664 ...
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virtual sftp users with openssh

Is it possible to setup a SFTP service with OpenSSH with the use of virtual users (not /etc/passwd)? I'm aware of all the chroot/jail capabilities of OpenSSH. I also read somewhere that the PAM ...
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Contribute CS5 Connection to Apache2 Server SFTP issues

We moved a few websites to an Apache2 setup and have since not been able to connect to the server with SFTP. I get a password / username error. There is no load on the server. SSH is configured. ...
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Checking sftp connectivity

I can connect to the remote server using following command... sftp abc@255.136.181.123 But this works from server A and if I use the same command on Server B it does not work. 1) What changes ...
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How do I change my sFTP account

My developer set up an Instance in Amazon EC2. It gave me access to the server that I can use PuTTY to connect to it, It's also the same details that i provide in my sFTP. How do I change these login ...
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SFTP from AWS EC2 linux AMI to windows 7 home computer

I'm not very good with this kind of stuff, I have been searching for weeks to try to find out how to do this. My problem is that i have some files on my EC2 instance that i want to transfer to my home ...
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How do I connect Windows to Unix using public key SFTP?

I want to automate SFTP transfer between a Unix and Windows machine. I am using Bitvise Tunnelier and WinSSHD on the same machine. I used "Easy WinSSHD settings" to set the configurations. I am using ...
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Remote cmd execution adventure on Windows

Using a 3rd party SFTP software I have been remotely connecting my Linux machine to a Windows(remote) machine and executing commands. But without my knowledge, everytime i execute a command, it is ...
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ftp server for windows 7 that supports network folder write/read [closed]

Am looking for reliable ftp server software for windows 7. I need also something that can give user and password to user and will able to see some network drives folders. Is it possible?
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File transfer sftp secure?

Suppose I have a text file with confidential information. I want to transfer from American facility to the france facility via sftp set up in a website. Is the file transfer secure?
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How can I set a global sftp chroot for a group (or all) users on a server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: set up a chrooted SFTP login with OpenSSH I am not familiar with chroot jails so please forgive my ignorance. From my understanding you would normally chroot a user to ...
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SFTP not working, but SSH is

I've had a server running CentOS for a few months now. A few days ago, I stopped being able to connect to it over SFTP. I've tried from multiple computers, OSes, clients, and internet connections. I ...
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Transfer large files over the internet from a Linux VPS to Windows machine

I regularly need to transfer files that are a few gigabytes in size from a Linux VPS to my home Windows machine. I am trying to find a transfer method that fits my needs. FTP/SFTP works but is quite ...
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How to check diskspace on SFTP server

Recently I encountered a lack of diskspace problem on a SFTP server and I realised I have no idea how to check how much is left or even the total amount. Does anyone know how to do this through an ...
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Uploading files on server through SFTP

In my region, we have proxy to connect to the internet. So, we don't have direct connection.I dont have control panel on my website. To upload my files to the server through SFTP, I was using WinsCP ...
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Bash script works from prompt but not from cron

When running a bash script from cron it fails with the following error /bin/sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``' /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file ...
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Bash commands not working after SFTP script

I have the following bash script the SFTP works fine but the echo "Backup done" dosnt work #!/bin/sh sftp -b /dev/stdin server <<EOF cd /shares/backup/webserver/ put $bu_PATH$BACKUP_FILE ...
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synchronize files between remote sftp location and local

I am facing a quite familiar problem but have no clear idea on how to handle it. I'm a backend developer and i write my applications using Zend Studio. My employer requires me to work on a remote ...
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Outbound SFTP forward proxy

I have two web servers each with a public IP that make outbound SFTP connections to various SFTP servers to update content. I would like to setup a Forward proxy for SFTP outbound connections. Does ...
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Password change prompt for SFTP

In our Linux server we have implemented password aging policy. On expiration SSH gives prompt for changing password on successful authentication. However SFTP doesn't give the prompt to change ...
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Secure PHP environments with PHP-FPM and SFTP

I'd like to set up secure environments for a small number of untrusted PHP websites on a Debian server. Right now everything runs on the same Apache2 with mod_php5 and vsftpd for administrative file ...
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SFTP is working but SSH failed why?

I have SFTP client library[3rd party] which Fails to connect to the sftp server [use password authentication]. From 3rd party log file I can see that SSH/SFTP authentication is successs but ssh ...
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Chroot w/ rssh doesn't work when sftp user tries to login

System: CentOS 5.x VPS I am trying to configure a chroot environment with rssh. I have added the user with "useradd" specifying its home directory as the chroot environment (/var/www/sage). I have ...
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sftp poor performance through checkpoint firewall, ftp ok

We got a strange problem bugging me for over a week now and i'm running out of ideas. The network setup is like the following: Windows XP PC 1GBit --> GBit Switch --> 100Mbit cisco Router (2 ...
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Why SFTP do not have users's directory under certain circumstances? [closed]

I ask my admin for making a sftp account. Everything works well in FireFTP, CuteFTP for instance but one day I open sftp through my PHPDesigner... Surprisingly / can be viewed and every file in it ...
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Upload only SFTP with OpenSSH and Linux?

I'd like to set up a chrooted SFTP server with upload only privileges. Back in the day, I know I've done this with FTP on FreeBSD through the use of SETUID. All uploaded files were automatically ...
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What is a good (commercial) high capacity SFTP Server for Windows?

We are currently using Titan FTP Server, but we have found that it has a memory leak. It also seems to fail two to three times a week during high load periods causing problems for our clients. When ...
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sftp and public keys

I am trying to sftp into an a server hosted by someone else. To make sure this worked I did the standard sftp user@sftp.xxxxxx.com i was promted with the password and that worked fine. I am setting ...
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SSH Host key verification issues using VIP

We have 2 production servers on a VIP, only one is in use at a time, for example: myservice.mycompany.uk normally points to server1, in the event that server1 fails it is changes to point at server2. ...
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How to disable sftp for some users, but keep ssh enabled?

My project needs me to disable sftp for some users, but those users still need to connect over ssh. Does anyone know how to implement this? I've seen suggestions to change the file at ...
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SFTP access akin to jailed shell

I have a question about creating a user with sort of jailed shell access (actually all is required of this user is an sftp access to one particular directory). Scenario is as follows - I have an ...
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Trying to setup chroot'd rsync

I'm trying to set up a backup server. I want to chroot each user (client) to its home directory, and only allow it to use sftp and rsync. I quickly discovered that I was not the only one trying to do ...
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SFTP jail & Keeping file ownership the same / File owner per folder

I want to setup a jailed SFTP account for a subfolder of another user's home folder, but want the owner of everything in that subfolder to stay the same, including new files and folders uploaded and ...
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“Connection closed” in chrooted sftp when using sssd on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and I'm trying to add an sftp-only user to log in using public key authentication. My sshd_config has the following configuration: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group ...
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Rsync Push files from linux to windoes. ssh issue - connection refused

For some reason I want to run a script to move files from Linux machine to Windows. I have installed cwRsync on my windows machine and able to connect to linux machine. When i execute following ...
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How to specify file permission when putting a file using OpenSSH sftp command

I am using various SFTP clients for uploading files to an SFTP server and I have a problem with default permission used when putting files. When requesting to put a file, SFTP client like WinSCP or ...
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sftp jail user. error in winscp

I have a configuration where specific users can log-in only in sftp and not ssh. Also the users are jailed in specific directories. Lets say the user name is stefanos and his rooted directory is ...