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 to fix the Proftpd issues for SFTP?

I have installed proftpd in Centos Server, mainly for secured ftp access. But, frequently, the user are able to access the sftp server. When i check the current process information for each FTP ...
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How to use a local (OSX) editor to edit remote (RHEL) files?

What's an easy way to be able to edit remote files such as bash scripts? Currently I'm using Vim on the server, but that's obviously not ideal, particularly when lag is noticeable. On Windows, I'd ...
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How to access filenames with accents (show up as ?) on Apache server?

I manage a website that is based on directory listings (dessin.acswift.com). The website is in French, and many of the urls contain accents: /leçon 1 - identification & vocabulaire.html I ...
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How long does it take to modify the permissions of /home/?

So I am using Transmit.app for my SFTP client and I changed permissions in /home/ and pressed the "Apply to Enclosed..." option as well. So essentially it is applying the desired permission to every ...
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Is it possible to GET or PUT two specific files at a time using SFTP without wildcard?

From a directory of dozens of files, is it possible to GET or PUT two files at once using SFTP? I do not want to use a wildcard because I don't necessarily know the names of all the files and don't ...
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EC2 FileZilla login OK but no write or delete access

I am a total Apache noob, and after much hair-pulling and gnashing of teeth finally got SFTP access to new EC2 instance in passive mode. Can login only as "ec2-user", or "root" with no password, but ...
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SFTP on Unix defaults to Key Authentication

This is probably a simple one for all you Unix whiz' out there, but I can't figure it out, so I am trying to sftp into a windows server from the command line, and the remote refuses connection. When I ...
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OSX Lion SFTP Chroot

I am looking to allow my SFTP users on my OSX Lion box to be chrooted so they cannot see anything else. I know about the usual changes in the sshd_config that match the user and set the chroot ...
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Prevent rssh users from leaving their jail directories

I'm attempting to use rssh to jail users strictly to their /home/user/public_html dirctories. I got it to work where an account can SFTP into the system successfully on a test server, but once I login ...
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How to allow multiple people to change mtime -timestamp of a file through sftp?

I have a directory that multiple users have access to. They change, upload, and delete files in the directory. They all belong to the same user group. The files in the directory have access rights of ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory `../abc/2011-11-23: No such file or directory

I have got a sftp script that downloads the archives , unzip it and then rename the files according to date and moves it to respective folder. I had to move the script from USB drive onto a separate ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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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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 ...