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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Backing up VPS via SSH/SFTP

I'm going to perform some maintenance on my VPS (Ubuntu Server 15.04), and I would like to back up some files before doing so. The problem is that some of these files are under other users' home ...
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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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Capture errors in a SFTP script

I have a sub sh file which puts receives an input of local directory and path to the remote directory and sends the file to the remote directory. If the remote path is invalid the error cannot be ...
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Problem with sftp

i am facing issue while ftp using the command file, but i don't face the executing using the manual execution of commands.. i need to ftp while connecting to ssh machine, the command file is ...
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Chroot SFTP read only user + admin read/write user

I currently have a ssh-server setup which has users with read/write access jailed to their home account. The need has now changed and I now need the home directory user to have jailed read only ...
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Unable to get the right exit code from a script

I have a script which connects to a remote server via SFTP and get some file from there. My script goes like this: /usr/bin/sftp USER@remote.server.com <<EOF lcd /dir1/dir2/dir3 cd ...
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How to set up chrooted and non-chrooted sftp?

I am trying to set up my Openssh server to allow for chrooted sftp-only users as well as for non-chrooted sftp and ssh users. My condensed (comments and blank lines removed) /etc/ssh/sshd_config looks ...
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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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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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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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Key-based authentication from PyCharm / JSCH to OpenBSD fails

I am trying to configure PyCharm (java-based IDE) to connect via sftp to a new OpenBSD 5.6 machine with an almost-default setup. However, it keeps returning an error "Algorithm negotiation fails". I ...
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Is it possible to create a non-empty file without write_close and rename event?

The reason why I am asking is because I'm using iwatch (not to confuse with a gadget device) to watch for filesystem events (in my case - file creation/renaming). What I cannot explain is this log: ...
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Help with vsftpd and sftp

Is it possible to sftp setup that is more flexible then the ssh internal ftp server? I have been tasked with providing an /srv/ftp/ directory which includes mount -bind other_directory1 /srv/ftp/d1 ...
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Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh

I tried it with SCP, but it says "Negative file size". >scp matlab.iso xxx@xxx:/matlab.iso matlab.iso: Negative file size Also tried using SFTP, worked fine until 2 GB of the file had ...
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SFTP connect through an other server

I want to connect to my account in a server of my university. When I’m there I only have to do ssh user@FinalServer/home/user or create a folder using sftp://user@FinalServer/home/user But the ...
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SFTP server without root as owner of the user's folder?

I installed a SFTP server with SSH. But the chroot directory must be owned by root, then the user can't write on it. Is there any way to allow that user to write in its root directory? Thanks in ...
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How do I use my own local text editor to modify system (requires root to save) files on a remote system?

I've recently fallen in love with github's Atom text editor, and I enjoy using it for all my local coding and configuration. I started to maintain a Nagios installation for several dozen servers and ...
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How to track SFTP's error

I have 1 script which is used for SFTP. I am getting error for permission issue on target server. I want to track this error in log file. How i can track the sftp's error. below is my code, sftp ...
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SFTP Chroot and SSH

I have a chrooted SFTP user group to access my home server. The chroot location is /mnt/, mostly because it is already owned by root and is where I have mounted the external HDD I want to the chrooted ...
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Installing Node.js on a remote LAMP server with no internet connection

As a part of a student project, I am to host my Node.js-based server application on a server so that other people can try connecting to it and test the integrity of it's functions. The problem is that ...
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Restrict SSH users to SFTP

How to configure an SSH server to only allow users to transfer files using the SFTP protocol, without being able to log in with their username ? Note: If the user's shell to nologin or null is not ...
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Unable to move files with SFTP

I'm trying to move files from one location to another on the remote server using sftp below: for i in a b c d do sftp $REMUSR <<EOM>>$OUT 2>&1 rename ...
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File transfers with SSH and switch-user

Have a situation that SCP and SFTP wouldn't work for. I've RTFM for SSH, but can't find what I'm looking for. The scenario is that in order to transfer files to the server, I first SCP them into a ...
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Difference in the permissions of the file created by SSH and SFTP

I have a question and want to know how can I fix it so that the files created by SSH and SFTP by always have the same permissions in the case is 0644 for files. It is possible to make the permissions ...
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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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Avoid creation of .k5login file in a SFTP Chroot configuration

I've successfully set up an sftp with authentication on Active Directory. All users in a particular AD group are managed by SSH's sftp subsystem and chrooted into a common home directory, let's say ...
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How to use SFTP on a system that requires sudo for root access & ssh key based authentication?

I want to be able to use SFTP to edit files that require root permissions. I'm using SSH Key based authentication - rsa key on smart card. If the system requires sudo to perform root level commands, ...
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using SFTP: Permission denied, please try again,

system info uzair@zaidi:~/Desktop/tftpboot$ uname -a Linux zaidi 3.11.0-20-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 21:35:48 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux uzair@zaidi:~/Desktop/tftpboot$ I get ...
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How to allow an FTP account on an SFTP server

I connect to my server via SSH for a user called 'ubuntu'. It needs a private key to connect and the same goes for the same account via FileZilla. I'm currently setting up a server block with nginx ...
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What SFTP application just lets you drag and drop from desktop to the server?

Is there a single view SFTP client for Linux? All I have seen are dual window clients. I like the Windows ones like sftp and Cyberduck when you don't have a pointless view of your PC as you drag and ...
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Linux Cluster - SFTP between failed over Servers

I have a strange problem with our cluster solution on Linux. We have the following set-up in our environment. Each of these servers hosts our enterprise application. Server1 Server2 Server3 ...
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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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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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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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Download directory from sftp

I want to download directory from sftp to a server.I am able to login to sftp using sftp rob2056@storagename and then can get individual files using : get *.txt /remotedir But I want to ...
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How to remember ssh password with lsyncd?

I' m using lsyncd to sync a folder between local and remote machines with default.rsyncssh config. But it asks for password every time file changes. I found there' s an option password_file, but ...
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Cannot make vlc from source: libssh error

I tried to install vlc-2.1.5 from source code using following configure command. ./configure --prefix=/usr/ --disable-vlc --disable-lua --disable-mad --disable-swscale --disable-postproc ...
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How to sftp one server to another password protected server without interactive?

I want to sftp files from one server to another server and this thing I want to include in a script. But the problem is the Destination server is a password protected server. So Password needs to be ...
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How to get SFTP on Ubuntu working again? Should I try to fix it or reinstall?

Update: Added output from two more logs, and am now only tailing the last twenty lines...so you can see the relevant lines. After six months of working perfectly, SFTP on my Ubuntu machine has ...
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Get files from SFTP server and manipulate in memory

Is there a BASH way that is able to access a SFTP server, "access" a file and without downloading it read it in a buffer, manipulate the content and then store it locally. I know this can be done ...
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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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How To Access SFTP on Ubuntu

I inherited a linux server and I am attempting to access SFTP for a specific user. I can access a shell with no issues using an admin account "admin" and I can also access the filesystem with ...
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Migrate SSHD sftp Logging

currently my messages log file is filling up with Dec 19 08:46:43 XXXXXXXXX sftp-server[32357]: closedir and similar messages - is there a setting that I can move all sftp-server messages off to ...
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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/SCP only and chroot [duplicate]

We have a SFTP Server and a bunch of users. The users share files over the SFTP Server with us (not the best solution, I know). Every user is chrooted into a different directory to prevent them from ...
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ZFS ACL (NFS4 ACL)

I'm using Openindiana (Solaris 10) containers and I want to let users upload web content over sftp I'v managed to setup internal-sftp of openssh and lock user under web root. All the files under web ...
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Is it possible to detect when a file has been downloaded?

We have a server where another script sFTPs and downloads files everyday. Question: Is it possible to detect that the file was downloaded and then for me to automatically archive the file after they ...
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how to know on my linux machine if connection VIA sftp is active

I have Linux machine red-hat 5.X please advice - which what command I can identify if someone is tiring to copy files from my machine VIA sftp or ftp is it possible to verify this on my Linux machine ...
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User Acces restrict to only one folder

I am trying to establsih SFTP User rights at a server to only one folder, following the guidelines here: ...