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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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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How to access FTP or SFTP in Webmin?

I have a linux server running webmin that I cannot connect to with FTP/SFTP. Usually I can connect to any server, eventually. But not this one. I can login and create any kind of user, do anything. ...
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PureFTPd Server on OS X - FTP clients can login but unable to view or write to their folders

Need a real FTP guru for this one I think. If you know something about pureftp please read through the below logs and see if something jumps out at you. People can log in but not post files or make ...
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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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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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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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sftp limitation: disable chmod +x

Do I have an option to forbid a user group or a sftpuser to set chmod +x? The user shall be allowed to upload media files, but no php scripts to run for example.
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SFTP Connection Failing To Linode's Ubuntu Server

I installed vsftpd on our Ubuntu machine on (Linode VPS) and followed the steps from this documentation. http://www.noob2geek.com/linux/setup-vsftpd-debian-ubuntu/ So, everything works correcly if I ...
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SSH - SFTP/SCP only + additional command running in background

there are many solutions described to get ur SSH-connection forced to only run SFTP by modifying the sshd_config by adding a new group match and give that new group a Forcecommand internal-sftp Well ...
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Chroot / sFtp / Ftps Problems

regular debian admin, i am faced to a complex situation and i appreciate your advices... I have a server with chroot environment that is working without problems up to now : Chroot user : store ...
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sftp uploads to multiple servers

I have multiple EC2 instances that share the same directory and files in /var/www. Now, everytime I need to upload, I need to use an sftp client, it is good maybe if I have only one server but, I ...
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How do I force sftp user to start in their home directory

I am using RHEL6 and I set up an sftp server through sshd. Here is the relevant sshd config: Match Group sftpusers ChrootDirectory /sftp/%u ForceCommand internal-sftp X11Forwarding no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ChrootDirectory for SFTP user in virtual host directory with write permissions and SuPHP

I am trying to give a SFTP user (user2) writeable access to a virtual host directory (website) in /var/www/mywebsite under Ubuntu 12.04. I have setup sshd_config to use Chrooting so that this user ...
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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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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 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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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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Debian squeeze: SSH login works fine, SFTP login returns a Failed password error

I'm currently trying to setup SFTP on debian using openssh. I can still login with all my users using ssh, but as soon as i'm trying to login using an SFTP client like filezilla i'm getting an failed ...
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Modifying httpd.conf to adjust for mod_wsgi and django install then cannot connect via sftp

I modified my httpd.conf file to point to a .wsgi file that I made directing apache to different document root. The server works fine, I see my application live on the net and I am still connected via ...
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FTP and Apache permission issues … And sftp, and ssh, and php scripts

I've read the previous posts but I'm still looking for a good way to manage directories permissions and users. Here's the layout : You have a php app whose code is provided by 3rd party. Dirty ...
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SSH automatically disconnects after file transfer

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on a machine in my house that I use for web development. I connect to it using Filezilla SFTP to transfer files from my office. When I connect and only browse, the connection ...
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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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Limit copssh users to home directory Windows 7

I have found these two sites below: CopSSH SFTP -- limit users access to their home directory only and http://blogs.windowsnetworking.com/wnadmin/2006/11/07/copssh-restricting-users-access/ as well as ...
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ProFTPd mod_sftp mod_sftp_sql

I am working on Ubuntu 12.04 I have setup a ProFTPd service with SSL/TLS, virtual users stored in a MySQL database and quota (mod_tls, mod_sql, mod_sql_mysql, mod_quotatab, mod_quotatab_sql). It works ...
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Sftp virtualhosting based on the SNI server name?

I am thinking on the possibility of the virtualhosting of sftp based on the server name, which was given by the client with SNI. Is it possible? Does any similar already exist there?
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Ubuntu jail SSH & SFTP

So I'm having trouble with jailkit. SSH is working fantastically, SFTP not so much. zoneminder:x:1001:1002:,,,:/home/jail/./home/zoneminder:/usr/sbin/jk_chrootsh scott@neptune:/home/jail/home$ ls -l ...
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Creating SFTP Users chrootdirectory /var/www

I am trying to create a new sftp user in Ubuntu 12.04.4 and am running into some trouble. After creating the first sftp user, I document the commands for later user and then delete the user and try ...
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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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How to CRUD/manage virtual users in VSFTPD using DB4/PAM?

I'm trying to setup an FTP server using VSFTPD on Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use virtual users because it's safer and I want to create accounts to several people. I have been following this guide: ...
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Failed to allocate an SSH connection Error on DataPower When Transferring Files Between SFTP Servers

When I am trying to automatically move files from one SFTP server to another using IBM Data Power, I am receiving "Failed to allocate an SSH connection Error on DataPower (no connection)" errors. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to avoid unknown IP connecting to my FTP server?

I have configured Core FTP mini-sftp application in my server to use SFTP. I observe some unknown IP's connecting to my server in the connected list. By tracing the ips I found they are some chinese ...
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Is there no way to preserve permissions on sftp?

Debian 6 I've setup /etc/ssh/sshd_config as such: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -u 0002 Match Group sftp ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internal-sftp -u 0002 AllowTcpForwarding no Match ...
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sftp Bad message - (badly formatted packet or protocol incompatibility)

I have two servers connected through SFTP. When I'm trying to upload file DONATE_SPLATNOSTSFRB-1503_20120315.xls.gpg via WinSCP, it works fine, but when I change file name to ...
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SFTP process timeout issue

I'm investigating a timeout issue with an SFTP process running on a remote server and noticed that our server's version of OpenSSH is 3.9 while the remote server is running version 4.3. Would this ...
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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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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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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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“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 ...