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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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How to run a for loop block which is within a shell script after connecting to another server using sftp?

The script.sh takes a list.txt (which contains list of files present on both server A and server B) file as command line parameter and reads the list .It then connects to server B using sftp and ...
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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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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 ...
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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") ...
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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 ...
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Using sftp to Transfer a Directory?

When I try to use sftp to transfer a directory containing files, I get an error message: skipping non-regular file directory_name The directory contains a couple of files and two subdirectories. ...
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SFTP Automatic Login

I want to know how can I connect automatically using sftp with a password as an argument in the same command to get the automatic login an execute once. Example: I want to put it into a script, and ...
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Backup mysql database via sftp

I have recently messed up my debian server and I have only sftp access for my files. I rescue almost everything except of my database. I have no longer direct ssh access, other than in rescue mode, ...
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SSHFS on Asus DSL-AC68U router

I have an Asus DSL-AC68U router. I can easily ssh to it: ssh router After having configured the proper options in .ssh/config: Host router Hostname ddnshostname User myuser KexAlgorithms ...
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Transfering files via ssh but without scp or sftp

I need to transfer files via ssh, but unfortunately scp and sftp are not viable, as the host I am connecting is just a "door" node that is redirecting me to a different machine available only on a ...
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I can SFTP but not SSH

This question is similiar, but I'm experiencing the reverse scenario. SFTP works but I'm not yet connected using SSH. I'm using a config file and I'm able to sftp to remote server. Local machine is ...
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ssh login works but sftp does not

I can use ssh to login-in Centos by Xshell, but I can not download files from Centos by FileZilla. I have tried to login-in in different network or computer, the result is still the same. However, ...
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Last doesn't show sftp logged users

To check users being logged on a web server I would like to use only last command. I know it can show all login sessions both ssh and sftp (ftp). This is what I had on CentOS 6.6 when using the last ...
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How I can change the home directory of the sftp server on MAC OS X?

I'm trying to set up SFTP's home directory on a MAC OS X Mavericks for user my_user. Now, it looks like: /Users/my_user (i got it with sftp> pwd command) but I want it be: ...
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How to disable SFTP for a user, but keep FTP enabled

I've created a user called "ftp-acc" and limited it to a single directory using VSFTPD. When I login to the account in Filezilla using FTP, it is successfully restricted to a single directory. ...
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Transferring files to someone else via sftp

This is probably a dumb question, but the Internet wasn't very helpful... Someone else is giving me a dataset that is too large to send via email, Dropbox, etc., so I'm thinking we can use sftp or ...
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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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ServerAliveInterval and connection reset

If I run: sftp -oServerAliveInterval=10 server-2 Connection is established. But after increasing (decreasing) the value from 10 to 1: sftp -oServerAliveInterval=1 server-2 I am unable to ...
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SSH console login working but SFTP does not, why?

I am trying to SFTP with Filezilla but it is not able to connect to the server and I think this is due to my firewall rules? I can SSH absolutely fine. The port for SSH is 6128. Can anyone tell me ...
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SFTP doesn't allow browsing for users (only root allowed) [duplicate]

I am trying to create the user which will have restrictions to get out of his home directory. Everything works fine with the "root" user, but other users have the problem. They're in "sftpusers" group ...
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kill user who is idle for more than 3 hours

I have a user who logs in via sftp but he opens a lot of sessions and keep them opened. This will make ssh and sftp very slow for all other users. I thought about using ClientAliveInterval number ...
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How to allow only machines with specified ip to login via ssh?

I want to allow only machines with allowed ip(s) to login to my system via ssh. For example, userA can use only ip xx.xx.xx.xx or yy.yy.yy.yy to login via ssh, and no other ip can login as the userA. ...
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How to do sftp via password

I am trying to transfer files via sftp with password mode but getting below message content of file put-script open sftp://user:password@host get /tmp/testftp.txt exit Output: $ lftp ...
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How to programmatically change a password on an IPSwitch server using a Linux client?

One of my companies customers runs an IPSwitch sftp server, and they have disallowed public key authentication, and require us to change our password every 90 days. The problem is that, I cannot see ...
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How can I log password entered to 'sftp' command?

How can I log the password entered to 'sftp' command? The command is shown in .bash_history, but obviously the password is not included as it comes as the next prompt. How can I also log what is ...
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Fastest file copying within sshfs directory (rsync?)

I have a directory on a remote server remote1, mounted via sshfs. I am installing new versions of some of the files in the remote directory, which are quite large (~50M). I am currently using ...
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Moving files between two drives remotely

Any ideas on a OS X app or protocol that would let me easily move files between say... /home/user/Downloads and /media/user/External my attempts so far trying to use SFTP or SMB haven't worked. ...
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gvfs-mount not working

I have ubuntu 15.10 (wily) on my machine, and I'm used to mounting sftp disks of remote machines via gvfs. There's a simple GUI way to do that in Ubuntu. However, this stopped working recently, ...
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SFTP Directory Permissions [duplicate]

Is there any way that I can allow SFTP accounts to access a directory without having access to any other folder. For example, they can access the folder /var/www but they cannot access the folders ...
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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 ...