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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CHROOT: Unable to copy files to jailed users directory from local machine using WINSCP

I've setup a chroot environment for one of my users called client on my system. I'm using WINSCP to connect to my server from my machine using public key authentication. Everything works fine, I can ...
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Proper permissions on SFTP upload and download subdirectories in a user's home directory?

I have a server running OpenSSH. I've setup an SFTP server that users can log into. I have created user userName with a folder at /sftp/userName with permissions of 555 and owner root. This folder has ...
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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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Why does default setfacl fail for nested directories?

I am using sftp with the internal-sftp for debian. What I'm trying to acomplish is to jail all users to a specific folder which is working fine. I also need to have a single user that has "admin" ...
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Curl error (2) when trying to connect with sftp

I have confirmed that I can login via Telnet $ telnet ftp.domain.com 990 Trying xx.xxx.xxx.xx... Connected to ftp.domain.com. Escape character is '^]'. I am getting the following error when ...
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How to enable tab completion in sftp like Centos7 on Slackware?

On Centos7(and 6,5,and suse..) i see sftp has tab completion,like "readline" function,like bash. This not happen in Slackware,i have tried to recompile ssh "with-readline" "enable-readline" but ...
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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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Using lftp with ssh-agent

I have a script that logs into sftp server eval `ssh-agent -s` ssh-add /home/<username>/.ssh/id_rsa sftp <username>@<target> This works, but I would like to get only files that ...
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Sftp : local is remote?

I am trying to remotely connect to University to do some maths simulations, for which I am proceeding by... ssh -X mouser@remoteIPaddress then sftp mouser@remoteIPaddress All connections ...
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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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Executing a command in remote machine and redirecting output to a local file

I am uploading a file via sftp and just performing the safety test if the file is completely uploaded to the remote server. I am taking md5 hash of both(file in local and file in remote server) and ...
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Limiting user SFTP only to their home directory

Ubuntu 14.04 I'm trying to restrict all users of a certain group to their home directory. They should be able to SFTP to the directory and read/write whatever they like within there. I have ...
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Can't sftp into server in Mint

This isn't my strongest suit. I have tried multiple fft/sftp programs in Mint, and I cannot sftp (ssh) into the server. I have the exact same settings in xubuntu on another machine and it hooks up ...
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Chdir fails even though the user has a home directory assigned

I'm facing this problem - when I ssh to the server, the user is authenticated correctly, but then the connection is closed with: Could not chdir to home directory /home/blazej: No such file or ...
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How is OpenSSH sftp jail/chroot working?

This question is actually too broad... What I really want to know is whether or not it actually chroots and, if so, how a SSH user deamon[1] can be launched in that jail in spite of the obvious lack ...
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vsftp doesn't respect chmod setting when uploading outside my local network

Yo! I've a ftp server on my linux machine and I've set the following rules: I keep group and owner and chmod it to 775. When I use it at home (192.168.x.x) it's ok, files keep their group and user ...
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What is the best protocol to transfer large files over WAN? [duplicate]

I am running a Debian 8 machine that has 50mb/s download and 5mb/s upload(on a good day) connection and I need to remotely upload large video files upwards of 15gb over a Wide Area Network. I am not ...
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How to copy symlinks as symlinks from one machine to another?

Let's assume I have two identical systems. On the first system I've created a symbolic link. On the second one I want to copy that symlink via sftp and the symlink shall work the same (i.e if the ...
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Is it possible to sftp to multiple machines in single sftp command? [closed]

In my case, I want to sftp set of files to 3 machines using 1 sftp command in RHEL. Is it possible?
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sftp script to get a file from remote machine

I use a script, which contains the line: sftp $FTP_USER@phcsftp.pearsoned.com:/dir/file.txt When I run the script, it asks for my password: user@phcsftp.pearsoned.com's password: However, ...
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scp can't upload/download files even though ssh works

I can connect to my server using ssh dziura and it works as it should, but I have problems copying any files to/from the server using rsync/scp/sftp. Scp: $ scp dziura:/home/kossak/file_remote.txt . ...
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How to change to a different user after SFTP login

The goal: Use local IDE (IntelliJ PHPStorm 9) to browse & edit remote files via SSH The obstacle: My user on the remote machine does not have permissions to read files, which are owned by ...
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SFTP chrooted to home directory and users wanted to have a write permission to home directory [duplicate]

I have a new request from the user and these are the following requirements Request to have an sftp user account and disable shell access Sftp User should only see their home directory (ie.. ...
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passing sftp commands to sftp connection in a file

How can I pass a script to an sftp connection? e.g. I make the sftp connection thus: #sftpscript.sh serverIP="1.2.3.4" sftp $serverIP So far so good. Now I have a script the looks like this: ...
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SFTP clients uploading files with too restrictive rights

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.4 server offering SFTP service in a front-end area. External clients have the ability to upload files. A back-end process (on another server) tracks uploaded ...
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Give a user permission to one folder

I have set up my machine so that my group "sftponly" can access the users home folder. But right now, the users in the group don't have permission to other folders, but they have permission to see ...
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sftp to use password stored in a parameter file

Is it possible to to connect two servers through sftp with a batch of commands and where the authenticating password needs to be read from a file (where it is stored previously)? I am new in the UNIX ...
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SFTP package for automation

I have various SFTP automation projects that I am looking to move to Linux. I could easily script this in via Python, bash or something similar. But is there a package or something of the sort ...
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SFTP Dual Factor Authentication

My Issue I am trying to automate a file fetch from an external [SFTP] server. The server is using 2-factor authentication. First, it needs a public-private key pairing established [This has already ...
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Specify anonymous ftp password in ftp command

I would like a simple (ideally one-liner, without separate script file) command to connect to an ftp server via anonymous login using my email address as the password. My attempt is based on the ...
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Give access to only one directory that's not user's home

In my VPS account, I have a folder /home/xyz/public_html. This belongs to a customer who now wants their in-house developer to look into the code. How do I give SFTP access to only this folder? I ...
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SFTP access to different parts of the apache webroot for different users

I have a website running on apache with the web root folder at /var/www. I have different people managing different aspects of the website. Designers accesses /var/www/images and /var/www/media ...
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Cannot see files present on server when connecting via Filezilla / SFTP

I am not able to see the files present on the server using Filezilla ftp client. I am using SFTP connection. I am able to connect to the server. I can see only the directories but not the files. ...
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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 ...
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Firewall blocking SSH/SFTP connections. How to cheat it?

Hi folks (sorry for the bad english) I'm a college student, and I live in the student's house of my university. I study computer science, and there we have the right to a space in a nfs server to ...
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Restrict SFTP users to different directories

How can I restrict some users/groups to some directories? I mean different users, different directories. What I have: Ubuntu 14. Experience with Ubuntu: Just started. What I have tried: I read ...
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Get only files modified within last 30 minutes using sftp get

Within a .sh script, I'm using expect to automatically sftp to another computer in order to get files. My script will be set to run every 30 minutes, at which point I want to get only files that were ...
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sftp - how to only copy files from folder that dont exist in destination folder

I am wondering if it's possible to get files with sftp but prevent it from re-downloading files that already exist in the destination folder?
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How do I pass a variable into sftp?

I'm trying to match a filename to a string, which is basically a timestamp, during an SFTP connection. How do I match part of the filename? I can't seem to declare a variable within an SFTP ...
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sftp command with '\' in username does not work

The end server expects the username to come as Usertype\username@IPaddress in SFTP. For e.g. command is given as stfp Admin\primary@10.10.10.10. But it does not work. Is there any other option using ...
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sftp user with appropriate permission

I'm new to linux user permissions and having trouble configuring a user. So the scenario is, I have apache installed on centos. I've a virtual host with document root at /var/www/sitename/public_html ...
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Chrooted SFTP user write permissions

I have a setup with sftp only users: Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTcpForwarding no I get the following message in my secure.log: fatal: bad ...
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Cleanup archive and archive files only if sources exist using rsync, scp or sftp

I have to cleanup an archive directory on a remote host only if there are files to be archived; the source files are on the same host. I should run something similar to: cd $source_dir if [ -f ...
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NFS + SFTP on the same directory - are there any pitfalls?

I currently have an SFTP (actually vsftpd) server I use for regular archives. The OS is Centos 7.0. While I used to use SFTP, I still could benefit from having an NFS connection to this server (rw). ...
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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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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from sftp in Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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Huge delay in script response when using SFTP with expect

I am using a script to call SFTP service to fetch some logs from the remote server. This works fine in normal scenario but, i have noticed a very long delay of around 30 minutes or more in some of the ...
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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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renaming files in SFTP session

This is part of a SFTP file transfer. Here are the steps: Check files with .csv extension and get them to the local directory. After that, move them to the another folder in the remote connection. ...
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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 ...