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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Monitor SSH data transmission, and close connection if no data is flowing

For our file transmission and manual storage we have a simple RHEL server on which all other Linux clients are connecting by SSH. Whenever any client wants to access/store data, they connect to the ...
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Denying “/opt/” access for SFTP Users other than particular dir

This is my first (newbie) post here in unix stackexchange. I want to use my WebServer (Debian) as SFTPServer giving access to particular employees. The dir structure is as follows under root: ...
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Upload file to ftp server using commands in shell script? [closed]

I want to upload a file from my Linux server to some FTP server. I know we use put and get commands to upload and download files and the sftp command to connect to the FTP server. But I wanted to do ...
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Chrooted sftp gives “Permission denied” error

I have configured sshd_conf on my centos box as below: Match group pilots ChrootDirectory /home/pilots ForceCommand internal-sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no and the directory ...
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(CentOS) default FTP (SFTP) Log File?

I'm on CentOS v6.4 and using its native FTP Server, which i suppose is sftp. (Am i right?) Now i can use FTP well. But i need to log the actions taken by Users. Logs for the actions, such us, who ...
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Activity Logging Level in SFTP

I'm using CentOS, i have already figured out how to enable the SFTP Logging. After that when i test it by using FileZilla (from User-end) and tail -f /var/log/sftp.log from the Server, all the ...
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What's the difference between SFTP, SCP and FISH protocols?

I used to think SCP is a tool to copy files over SSH, and copying files over SSH is called SFTP, which is itself a synonym to FISH. But now as I was looking for a Total Commander plugin to do this in ...
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sftp gives an error: “Received message too long” and what is the reason?

I was able to do sftp yesterday to a RHEL 5.4 box (RedHat) and today I can't. The message is "Received message too long 778199411", and after some investigation, it was due to my RHEL box's .bashrc ...
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Allow User To Access Other User's Home Directory

I have a Fedora server. I would create an SFTP user account which is allowed to access other user's home dir. Is it possible? For example user1 -> /home/user1 user2 -> /home/user1 user2 can ...
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Restrict password-less backup with SFTP

I need to perform backup of a server to my computer using Duplicity: duplicity /etc sftp://backup@my.dynamic.ip.address//home/backup Before this can be done, I need to allow password-less access by ...
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How to copy files within a remote server?

I would like to copy files in an remote server from one directory (in the remote server) to another (also in the same remote server). I tried this: scp -r myacc@remote.server:/folder_a/*myfiles* ...
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Specific directory permission for one user using sftp

My web server structure looks like this: /Home/User/Public_Html/Website_one /Website_two /Website_three/Directory_one ...
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SFTP Modification time Permission denied when touching/updating files

The file is apache:apache 660 and username is jdoe and he belongs to groups jdoe and apache. He SFTPs into the server with WinSCP but when he goes to perform an edit which includes a set modtime ...
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what is wrong with this command? [closed]

I have this command in a shell script. I this command I am connecting to ftp server and reading a file path/download.txt to read further commands. sftp -v -oIdentityFile=/root/.ssh/filename ...
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SFTP chroot jail/access based on wildcard

I want to give a list of people SFTP access to /webdocs/ABC* where they will read-write access to only directories that match this wildcard. How do I do this? Can I create a chroot jaill or some ...
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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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Why is it possible to leave CHROOT with this sftp config?

I'm trying to create the user lenny, that has read and write permissions in the folder /home/lenny/ and has no shell but only access via SFTP. I'm doing the following: useradd lenny mkdir /home/lenny ...
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Set up chroot for LDAP users in RHEL6

I have been working on this for 2 days now and am about to give up so someone please help. I have a Red Hat 6 server joined to my active directory domain. Logins work just fine under normal ...
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Does the SFTP server accept passwords at all?

I'm trying to connect to a sftp server via sftp USERNAME@SERVERNAME. Whatever I do, I get "Permission denied (publickey)." Googling doesn't help as everybody recommends switching to key-based ...
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Automated SFTP upload with curl

I want a file to be uploaded daily to remote server using automated ftp command. Can someone please help me on this below command to check whether it's right or wrong? curl -Tu username:password ...
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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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Listing previous logins through sftp

Hello people of the stackexchange, I am having a little difficulty trying to find a location of a particular log file which i'm hoping someone on here could help me with. What i am trying to do is ...
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How to make tar save the archive on a remote machine using sftp or ftp?

I would like to backup some of my very important data on a remote machine. Currently I'm just saving it to my local machine by using this command: tar -cvjf ~/backups/Backup.tar.bz2 ~/importantfiles/* ...
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SSH Connection into LAN without port forwarding?

I'm living inside a study union for the next few month. the organisation has its own network and gateways where the students are connected to the internet. problem: I don't have access to the routers ...
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sFTP server fails to start

I'm having problems getting sFTP working while there are no problems with ssh. I'm basically building zlib, openssl, and openssh for an ARM processor using an existing embedded Linux filesystem. After ...
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How to move files in sftp server?

How can I move a file in sftp server on a different directory? I connect to this server using sftp and then try to move a file using mv myfile.csv /my/dir/myfile.csv but this generates an error. ...
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recursive delete with sftp?

I have a host that I can only access with sftp, scp, and rsync-- no ssh. I have a large tree of directories that I want to delete, but my sftp client apparently does not support recursive rms or ...
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how to set the sftp -s subsystem option in a configuration file

The sftp command supports a subsystem option (-s) which allows the remote user to select the remote sftp-server executable, and optionally upgrade to sudo in the process like so; sftp -s ...
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While setting up SFTP between *nix servers, is the intial handshake optional?

I setup SFTP between *nix servers as follows: Generate the Public key on the sending server by running the below command: [user1@server1] $ /usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 1024 Then copy ...
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Jailkit not working properly when connecting remotely from iPad via SFTP app

I used jailkit to add users and restrict them to a jail directory. It works for Linux and PC clients connecting to the ssh server but when I connect with iPad it gives them access to everything. I ...
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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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What is the meaning of “stat” in the SFTP error message “Couldn't stat remote file”

I've seen this when using SFTP; for example when I try to remove a file that isn't on the remote server: sftp> RM coa.dat.gz Couldn't stat remote file: No such file or directory Removing ...
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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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SFTP over reverse SSH tunnel?

I want to SFTP to a remote computer that is behind NAT. I can't modify the NAT router, so I have set up a reverse SSH tunnel using a middleman server. Here's what my SSH tunnel looks like: ...
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How do I use sftp to get a directory and all its contents? [duplicate]

When I try to use the command get from sftp, I get the error saying that it is not a normal file. Is there a way around this?
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Is there a way to 'authorize' a command typed in by a user?

is there a way we can authorize a command typed by a user before it takes effect? For example, when a user types cp file1 file2, the command will not be executed and a root / root-equivalent user ...
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can not sftp: returns 128 “is the sftp server running”

I can ssh to my EC2 instance (amazon linux) (same user, from same machine, same certificate) however I can no longer use sftp. Logging in via WinScp (via my windows7 box) for SFTP used to work, but ...
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Restricting an SSH/SCP/SFTP user to a directory

Is there a simple way to restrict an SCP/SFTP user to a directory? All methods that I've come across require me to set a chroot jail up by copying binaries, but I don't think that should be necessary. ...
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Using nohup on Solaris 10

I need to transfer a large number of files over SFTP (only between Solaris servers) which takes a very long time. I cannot keep my PC on for this duration. I tried: nohup sftp server1 While the ...
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Creating a Safe Web Server

Web server hosts multiple websites. Multiple users update each website. User home directory /home/user1 /home/user2 Web directory /var/www/site1 /var/www/site2 Each user uses SFTP to upload ...
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I'm only allowing pubkey auth via ssh. How can I still log in with password?

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config egrep -i 'Pubkey|Password|Listen' /etc/ssh/sshd_config | grep -v '^#' ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 PermitRootLogin without-password PubkeyAuthentication yes ...
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Unable to transfer files via SFTP when using a normal user account

I'm unable to transfer files via WINSCP>sftp to a GNU/Linux server. When transferring a file using root account, there's no problem. However, when I transfer using another account, the file being ...
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How can I make a shared directory accessible by SFTP?

I have set up an sftp account in /home/sam, created a group sftp, and added the user sam in it. i gave chown sam:sftp /home/sam for the user to perform operations in that directory. Now I have ...
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Making ChrootDirectory directory writable by SFTP user

If a user logs into a machine via SFTP, one can make use of ChrootDirectory keyword to give an illusion that user is in a root directory. But that directory is only writable by root user. I would love ...
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Limit bandwidth SFTP user

Is there any possibility to limit the bandwidth of an SFTP user? My server has an upload of ~500kb/s and I don't want to 'spend' it all on one user
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Sftp interface to Scp

I have a linux based router that doesn't have the SFTP server installed. More specifically, when I sftp user@ipaddress I get a sh: /user/libexec/sftp-server: not found error. My interest isn't trying ...
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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 ...
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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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Can't copy/move between filesystems with SFTP

Are there any limitations on SFTP that prevents a user from copying between filesystems? I have a SLES with SFTP, and users can't copy/move files between filesystems, even when the target is chmod ...
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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, ...