The SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) provides secure file transfer functions using the same infrastructure used by the Secure Shell protocol. It can be seen as a secure replacement for FTP.

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sshfs breaks symlinks from SFTP server

Does anyone know how to mount a remote SFTP path via SSHFS so that you can work with symlinks? When I do this, all the symlinks I create point to the wrong files (not the ones I linked to.) All the ...
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Restrict FTP user to a directory

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don't have a lot of knowledge about this sort of thing, and I've googled for hours, nothing worked. So on a Ubuntu 11.04 server, I want to restrict a user ...
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How to pull single file from multiple similar named file using sftp

I want to pull a single file from multiple similar named file using sftp. Eg. if my remote server is having below files, file_0722_005.dat file_0722_020.dat file_0722_033.dat file_0722_0022.dat I ...
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Script SFTP with password - HP-UX

I would like create a script in HP-UX to send in sftp with password. I have this command sftp -o PasswordAuthentication= but if I answer yes or no after, I have this issue "Host key verification ...
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What does pasv_enable and related field s mean in vsftpd.conf

I just installed vsftpd according to these directions. I am trying to get ftp working on my Ubuntu box that is using Amazon AWS. When I first tried this directions, it did not work. I was trying to ...
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How to configure SFTP so it behaves like ftp chrooting user to his home directory?

I have installed vsftpd utility on Fedora 10 to restrict users to their (chroot) home directories. It works fine when I use ftp prompt to connect. However it does not work when i connect using sftp. ...
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How to give sftp access to sub-directory only not to parent

I want to give SFTP access to user tom for directory /var/www/html/my_project/. while I don't want to give any SFTP access to directory /var/www/html/. currently /var/www/html/my_project/ and /var/...
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Can you scp, sftp, or rsync, a pipe?

I want to tar and send a ~700GiB directory to a remote drive I don't control. I don't have the HDD space locally to create the tarball and then copy that over. The remote is also protected by rssh - ...
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Bad host key from server — paramiko SSHException

I'm trying to connect to a remote host via pysftp: try: with pysftp.Connection(inventory[0], username='transit', private_key='~/.ssh/id_rsa.sftp', port=8055) as sftp: sftp.put('~/test.file') ...
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CentOS SFTP chroot

I've some issues chrooting an SFTP access for a client. I can access the directory, but the problem is I can't read / write, I can just access the directory. Below is what I've done : # cat /etc/...
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Set startup folder for SFTP to be other than /home/username is throwing me permission issues

I just installed a CentOS-based to serve as an SFTP server. I need all incoming files to go /mnt/inbound/ folder, so I want to ensure that every user from this host that logs in via SFTP gets /mnt/...
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Log the output of Expect command

I have made the below expect script and I need to log the output of that script. SOURCE_FILE=`ls -l *.txt --time-style=+%D | grep ${DT} | grep -v '^d' | awk '{print $NF}' ` if [ -n "${SOURCE_FILE}" ] ...
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how to restrict users to the assigned folder with SFTP

I know there is different version of this question. What I have is a Red Hat 7.1 Linux box in the cloud. What I need is: create a group exchangefiles restrict group to SFTP I have more than one ...
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IP address of the username who uses sftp connection in unix

We have SFTP connection in unix location.How can I find the IP address of the particular username with whom we have SFTP connection to share the files?
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How to make the script automated to take password on its own?

I have a script that is doing sftp some files from one server to another, like inside the script script.ksh I have the below lines; sftp user@ip_address << EOF cd path put file1 bye EOF When ...
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SFTP to upload files at cronjob

I want to use SFTP to upload files from A to B. path for A: /tmp/A path for B: /tmp/B server B has own username & password. my cronjob will run every 10 mins to check whether there are new files ...
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Centos, uploaded files from application have different owner and group [duplicate]

I have an application that uploads a file via SFTP using sftpuser. Once the file is uploaded the owner and group is user1:user1. The owner of the parent directory is apache:apache. I can not figure ...
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SSH with chroot and only working “sftp”, “rsync” (both)?

I have two users and one shared folder in my Ubuntu server: User writer, which has write access to /var/shared. It's an application regularly making file changes in this folder from remote, with SSH ...
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Read only permission to sftp user in specific directory

I want to create specific SFTP user which will have permissions to only read all folders and subfolders in /var/www/vhosts. Any help on this ?
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Copy files that are created today without FIND command and SFTP to another server

I have a directory with 'n' number of files in it. I am trying to write a shell script which will list only the files created on the particular day the script is running, and will use sftp to move the ...
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sftp a file using shell script

I have read through several threads (which have been helpful) and I'm still getting an error when trying to sftp a file (client wants it to be sftp'ed) Here is the script: #!/bin/bash HOST=XX.XX....
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How do I get SFTP/FTP setup

So I have another question, I would like to setup FTP/SFTP I know that ftp is not as secure but what I am trying to accomplish is to allow a user (web) to be able to login via sftp or ftp and upload/...
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Duplicity backup via sftp finishes without errors but no files transferred to remote host, why?

I want to use the following command to do a remote backup of /home: duplicity full /home sftp://user@hostname.com/home/user/backup When the command is run I get the following output: Local and ...
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Script to get file from SFTP and run it

We have 5 servers running our code: A, B , C, D and E. From a local machine, we sftp the file to A. Then ssh id@A su - applicationname sftp id@A get <file> bye tar -xzf <file> logout ...
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Save a list of files over SFTP to a text file

I have provided my own answer below. We have a number of bash scripts that work fine using SFTP, what I would like to do is to simply re-direct an ls or dir of a folder to a file on our SFTP Server.. ...
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Using a username starting “##” at a bash prompt

Some clown made me a sftp username that started with ##. Now I don't know if the command is wrong or the ftp server isn't responding for certain. Could someone please confirm for me that this should ...
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setting up sftp users only second instances of sshd

I created second instances of sshd called sshd-sftponly and using different port (e.g 2222 ) and made all necessary changes in /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd-sftponly and /etc/ssh/sshd_config-sftponly ...
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All files are not getting downloaded by SFTP script

I have a sftp file script with below details,my server folder like BCP11,BCP12,BCP13,BCP14.....BCPXX. In which BCPDUMP folder have files. Filename : file_sftp.sh #!/usr/bin/expect spawn sftp user@...
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Files not appearing immediately on remote system after SFTP put command

I'm encountering a bizarre issue. I'm sending files to a remote machine using SFTP's put command. However, even though my machine says the transfer is finished, the files don't appear immediately in ...
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How to list files and only files via SFTP?

I can list file names actually but a lot of unwanted stuff comes from there also. > echo "ls *.txt" | sftp user@host:/dir Connected to 1.1.1.1. Changing to: /dir sftp> ls *.txt 1.txt 2.txt 3....
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Bash script SFTPing into remote server and downloading files, cd into proper directory on local machine

I have a cron on my Ubuntu server that runs this bash script daily: #!/usr/bin/expect -f spawn sftp user@ip expect "password:" send "password\n" expect "sftp>" send "cd remote_directory\n" expect "...
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Changing permissions of the file, while using sftp command in a shell script

How can I change the permissions of the file/command, while using the sftp command via a shell script? My sftp connection is established, but it fails while executing the chmod command. As of now, I ...
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AIX: How to find sftp file limit?

Can anybody please help to find sftp file limit on following version on AIX (7.1.2.3). I have following values set I am not able sftp a 110 KB file. ulimit -a time(seconds) unlimited file(...
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Cannot ssh into server through VPN

I'm trying to ssh into my university server via vpn (PPTP). I'm on an Mac OSX 10.11.4. (El capitan) Unfortunately, I get the following error: Adams-MacBook-Pro:~ adamG$ ssh gadam@xxx.xx.xx.ac.uk ssh:...
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Vsftpd server will not create ftp user directory

When I try to login to my ftp server I get 500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/mnt/users/alex When I try to do the same thing with sftp I get packet_write_wait: Connection to 10.0.0.8 port ...
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How to SFTP into a KVM VM on remote RHEL 7.2 server?

We have a RHEL 7.2 server which runs a virtual RHEL 7.2 machine on KVM. The only way to connect to this VM is to SSH to the server and then SSH again to the VM, using a user on server. How can I ...
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Uploading directories with sftp?

I'm having some trouble uploading directories(which contain other directories a few levels deep) by sftp. I realize I could work around this by gzipping, but I don't see why that's necessary. Anyway, ...
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nmap doesn't appear to list all open ports

My rental Linux server doesn't respond to nmap the way I thought it would. When I run nmap it shows three open ports: 80, 443 and 8080. However, I know ports 2083, 22 and 2222 should all be open, as ...
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Can lftp read netrc for sftp-connections

I am trying to create a script to upload some files to a server via SFTP. I can do that manually by opening an interactive lftp-session and providing username and password there. For the script, I ...
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PSCP - why can't it find the file when using non-admin credentials?

I am trying to make a batch script to get files from Windows vm to Ubuntu vm so I decided to use pscp. when I put pscp -l admin -pw pswd C:\path admin@IP:/path the files transfer fine but I don't ...
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SFTP suppress all messages except errors

I want to 'put' a file from local system to FTP server using sftp (only) from bash script. I want to suppress all messages except errors: sftp $user@$server 2>&1 1>/dev/null <<EOF ...
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Can I use `internal-sftp` when using wrapper script with `ForceCommand` in sshd?

I use /etc/ssh/wrapper.sh script, like in tutorial, that filters which commands are allowed to be run via ssh and logs them. Currently when internal-sftp is required, I use /usr/lib/sftp-server. Is ...
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Can not create SFTP user Debian 7

I have a linode and I access via ssh throw terminal. I need to create an sftp user which his default directory (and the only he can access) is /var/www/xxxxxx.com/public_html/directory Now, I did it, ...
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Why does the filename contain question marks when I run a script on my remote machine?

I have a tiny script that simply fetches the current date, runs a PHP script and redirect the output (and errors) to a filename containing the current date. DATE=$(date +"%Y%m%d") FILE="log/${DATE}....
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How to send multiple commands to sftp using one line

The following command sends one command to sftp using one line: sftp -o PasswordAuthentication=no user@host" <<<"lcd /home" How to send multiple lines to sftp using one line. Is there a ...
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Copying script files using wildcards

We have an SFTP location which is shared by two processes. Now we have a situation when we need to filter based on the filenames before copying. ClientA12345.out ClientA44378.out ClientB23478.out ...
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How to add sftp permission to user/client?

I am somewhat new to linux, so please bear with me... I'm on a new Centos 7 setup. So far I have logged in via ssh as root: added a new user gave user full permission via visudo added user to the ...
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Is there a command-line application that combines SSH and SFTP? [duplicate]

When I'm working on some remote host via SSH, I often need to upload or download files. With my current setup, I need to switch to another terminal and conjure up rsync or sftp, which can be a pain ...
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SFTP connection using public key (without password) not working

I need to provide sftp access to a client to my ftp server and this is working fine. For them to access our server without using password - we have followed the below steps on our server. Created ...
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How to write in home user with chrooted sftp

I have a problem with chroot sftp an their home folder. I would like to write in user's home but I don't have proper permission for doing that. sshd_config Match User demo ChrootDirectory %h ...