Questions tagged [winscp]

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows. WinSCP is commonly used by power users to upload files to web servers. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and .NET assembly to automate file transfer tasks.

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making all S3 uploads to digitaloceans spaces default to being public

I'm using DigitalOcean Spaces to upload a bunch of files in different directories. In particular, I'm using WinSCP to do the upload via the S3 protocol. The problem is that, per WinSCP, all the files ...
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WinSCP can't authenticate to my server using public key

I need to be able to upload files to my server on a VM instance on Google Cloud. I was following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_OQEydt3MI I've generated key via PuTTY key generator ...
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Why a download from Hyper-V VM to host via WinSCP starts fast then slows down to kilobytes per second?

I created a VM (gen 2). I installed Ubuntu Server 20.04. It is connected to my physical network adapter via External Switch. Then I connect to it with WinSCP to download a 2GB ISO file and it takes ...
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Copying files to remote server failed

I am supposed to upload a website file to remote server. However, I kept getting this error 4 - copying files to remote server failed. I did some testing around. WinSCP had no problem uploading an ...
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How to connect GCP, VM machine with WinSCP

I created Virtual machine (VM) instance in the GCP but unable to connect with WinSCP from the windows machine. I created on VM instance in the GCP then generated pub key by using command ssh-keygen ...
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Webdav Path Length over 256

I mounted Webdav in Windows 10 as a Network Drive Z. The Problem is that the Folder Structure and Path Length is way to deep for my Windows Explorer. https://dms-vser01:9090/ix-webdav/DMS -> Z:\...
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WinSCP client and OpenSSH Server - Server offered these authentication methods: publickey,keyboard-interactive

We can connect with user/password, but we have a client that wants to connect with ssh-rsa certificate. WinSCP log: . 2020-03-19 17:00:01.376 -------------------------------------------------------...
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How to connect from WinSCP to GCE instance as the root user?

I'm able to connect WinSCP session to Google Cloud Project's Compute Engine instance, but only as a user (from the sudoer group). Which doesn't let me change any files. And through a PuTTY terminal ...
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How can I troublshoot: 530 No security mechanism selected

I am using BitVise SSH Server. Normally I have it listening on 49000 for SSH/SFTP requests which works fine. I am trying to set it up to listen for FTP on 21. According to the logs the connection is ...
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Host ssh-rsa key is refused by WinSCP when connecting on scheduled task, but not when launched manually

As part of a scheduled task that runs on a Windows Server 2012 machine, I use WinSCP to connect via sFTP using credentials and ssh-rsa key. When the scheduled task runs, the connection fails with the ...
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Error: 0xC002918F at FTP Task, FTP Task: Unable to connect to FTP server using "FTP Connection Manager"

I am trying to download data files from a FTP server to local machine through SSIS. But it throws the error Error: 0xC002918F at FTP Task, FTP Task: Unable to connect to FTP server using "FTP ...
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What caused a huge amount network traffic via SSH?

I have a virtual server running Ubuntu 18.04 from a well known hosting company. This morning our Fortigate Firewall logs shows that my Win10 computer transferred 3.5TB to and 6.5TB from my virtual ...
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WinSCP from Windows 2000 server to Windows 2016 OpenSSH server refuses to start shell/command

I have a Windows 2000 server that I installed WinSCP 4.4.0 on, and a Windows 2016 server that I installed an OpenSSH server on. I can ssh into the Windows 2016 server fine from Linux, as well as from ...
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WinSCP connecting to CoreFTP - Server's Host Key is Invalid

I created a key with PuttyGen as shown below (and saved private and public key files): I then used that key in CoreFTP setup: I stopped/restarted CoreFTP. I am able to Telnet to port 22 from the ...
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How to allow an SCP client to change file mod time without being the owner

WinSCP complains at me when it tries to change the file modification time of a file it doesn't own. It says, set times: Operation not permitted. I can remove this error message by unchecking "...
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vsftpd ssl (tls) fatal: protocol version

I'm trying to configure vsftpd. As for ftp it works pretty well, but for ssl it's causing errors and actually I cant connect to ftp by using ssl. Here's WinSCP log for connection: Server asks for ...
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VSFTP Not Working After Static IP Change

Basically this is the deal. I install vsftpd everything was working fine with dynamic ip and these vsftpd.config settings, could easily access through winscp: listen=NO listen_ipv6=Yes ...
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Change the default SCP command flags in Linux

I am trying to move a file from a virtual machine (Ubuntu 18.04) on my local system to a remote server using a very basic scp command. This issue is present only on one particular server, others work ...
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Load Testing Scenario for upload/download file to/from sftp server using winscp client on Azure

We have Azure (Microsoft cloud), we have installed winscp to upload and download files to SFTP server but performance is too much low, it takes more than enough time to upload and download 50-100 MB ...
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Domain name is opening the website but its IP address shows nginx Not found

My domain name is www.blissedmaths.com. Its IP is 159.89.162.44. while opening through blissedmaths.com, it opens. But IP address not working. Due to that, I am unable to access my droplet via WinSCP (...
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Setting up public key authentication to Linux server from Windows (ppk private key)

I created a public and private key using PuTTYgen and copied the public key to .ssh/authorized_keys under my user account. Then I try to specify the private key when trying to log in, but apparently ...
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SFTP vs FTPS, and is an FTP server even required for SFTP?

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 instance that seems to not have FTP installed, but I can use WinSCP to connect from my local pc to the instance using protocol SFTP on port 22, and then I can download files ...
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Automated SFTP transfer using WinSCP - how safe is it to store credentials in Windows environment variables?

I've had to implement an automated SFTP file transfer which requires a username and password. Not wanting to leave the password in a text file / batch script for the world to stumble across, I've ...
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WinSCP fails for one user

We use WinSCP to transfer files from our developer's (Windows) boxes to Linux boxes in the lab. This works fine for all users, except this one, poor, unfortunate developer. He can connect to all other ...
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WinSCP automatically configure runtime

I have a bastion/jump box providing WinSCP for users to carry out transfers to secured hosts. This is integrated into a privileged access management (PAM) service. I want to automate some behaviours ...
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Network error: Software caused connection abort(SSH)

Firstly i apologize my English. Our Azure Linux(Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS) instance has been running for more than a 2 months now. Suddenly tuesday night without any configuration to server, I get randomly "...
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Opening winscp in the same folder as opened putty session [closed]

Say I am in /home/user/folder1/folder2/ in putty i want to open winscp in that folder.I can do the other way around; Open putty in current folder from winscp.Or atleast is there any other software ...
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Winscp - Trying to log in to a distant website and having a Can't open data connection

I'm using WinScp to get to a distant ftp server. I cannot connect on my laptop, having the following message Can't open data connection. Yet when my colleague is connecting on her machine, she can ...
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Auto-retry synchronize when connection is lost

I have an script like this: open ftps://user:password@server.com -explicitssl -certificate="..." option batch continue mkdir remotedir cd remotedir lcd "local directory" synchronize remote -criteria=...
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Cannot transfer files to Windows Server 2012 IIS with FTPS encryption active

So I'm pretty new to IIS and FTPS, tho I usually use ubuntu and vsftpd with sftp for secure file transfer. But in this case I was tasked with setting up a FTP server on a Windows server 2012 ...
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WinSCP successfully uploads to a CIFS automount but fails on the final rename

One system has CIFS autofs home directories. I can upload files without issue but it seems to be failing on the final rename: But I can see the file uploaded, just with the .filepart extension: The ...
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Reconnect WinSCP after a connection failed while keeping remote directory up to date

I want to keep a local directory synced remotely through FTP. If my internet connection is ready, I can easily use WinSCP.com to connect to the FTP and keep files up-to-date using the command: "c:\...
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WinSCP settings with Google's settings for SSH

Trying to set up WinSCP so I can have SFTP access to my instance running off Compute Engine and using these directions. However when reading over the instructions here, I am confused about how to ...
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how do I perform a file transfer using remote desktop on windows 10?

I have been using remote desktop for a number years, on a number of versions of windows, most recently 8.1. Yesterday I upgraded to 10. I had to download Remote Desktop from the Windows Store. Easy ...
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Why is FileZilla so much faster than PSFTP?

I'm using FileZilla 3.10.3 and PSFTP 0.63 (PuTTY). Can anyone help me figure out why the throughput I get is so drastically different between the two clients? It can't just be a shortcoming of the ...
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Why is FileZilla SFTP file transfer max capped at 1.3MiB/sec instead of saturating available bandwidth? rsync and WinSCP are even slower

I'm downloading from a server and downloads are maxing out at 1.3MiB/second with FileZilla but I can start concurrent downloads and they will download at 1.3MiB/second also. So why can't I download ...
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Copying over SSH via PuTTY tools is slower than via WinSCP

Uploading from my Windows PC (1) to my Ubuntu machine (2) in another city using PuTTY tools is slow. I tested this over OpenVPN tunnel and via port forwarding to (2). It turns out that using rsync (...
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WinSCP, Debian & Sublime Text - File change not recognised by server

I'm connecting to a Debian server using WinSCP (with private key not password if that makes a difference). It's setup so that when I double click on a file it opens in Sublime Text (v3, Build 3065). ...
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WinSCP General failure uploading

I am trying to successfully upload a Multi Drupal site source code onto my var/www/html/ directory. So far, I have uploaded everything but the sites folder. When I do try to upload it, it gets up to ...
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Getting "Received too large SFTP packet" error when connecting with root account to the server via WinSCP

I've tried different ways and read some solutions including these: Why I am not able to ssh as root? Editing with Winscp And an article from Forum of Ubuntu I don't understand why when I connect ...
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how to avoid console network error (host is not communicating) when passwd or update?

I am trying to change the root password and update ssl package but the commands passwd or yum update {package} make the console loops endlessly. I have set the buffer to 600 sec. which I am reaching ...
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CentOS ssh connection stalls after server bandwidth upgrade

I have a few linux servers inside a customer that recently MASSIVELY increased his bandwidth - from about 0.8/5mbps to 25mpbs/100mbps... (yes 100mpbs!) this is very good, but ever since my WinSCP/...
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Using sudo in WinSCP

I need to update httpd.conf in /usr/local/apache/conf path. I have generated SSH key in cpanel, and selected it in Advanced options in SSH/Authentication section. Also I have tried two different ...
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Remote PXE server files

Is it possible to view the contents of a remote PXE/TFTP Server on a Windows PC? I would like to get the pxelinux.0 file off of a remote server, but when I connect using WinSCP or just Explorer I get ...
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How To Block FTP Users From Changing File Permissions

I have been tasked with trying to reproduce an issue one of our developers is running into. On certain FTP servers, the FTP library he is using (Starksoft/Biko) returns a "530: Not Logged In" error. ...
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Access Denied for Specific FTP Client

I have a couple FTP servers setup which I am unable to access using a particular client machine. The client is a Windows 2012 server in my company's network over which I do not have admin rights. ...
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Can connect to ubuntu server with PuTTY but can't via WinSCP

I have just updated from 8.04 to 10.04 after such a long time I am rather excited. But since the update I am now unable to login to my server via WinSCP but a connection with PuTTY is still completely ...
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Able to connect to server with winscp but unable to connect with filezilla

I am unable to connect to the server with filezilla but with winscp I am able to connect. Both filezilla and winscp connect using port 22. Why is filezilla unable to connect to the server?
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Install Java EE 6 on CentOS 6

Having problems installing Java EE 6 in CentOS 6 x32. I have removed all previous version of Java and freshly installed temporally jdk1.6.0_34. So my $PATH variable goes to: /usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/...
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WinSCP connecting to WinSSHD and executing terminal commands

I have a windows server that has WinSSHD installed. If i configure a user to support "Teminal Access" and then connect using WinSCP i cannot launch a terminal session - has anyone got these to work ...
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