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 work using:

sftp "##Username@sftphostaddress"

Thank you

  • Is anyone else able to sftp into the account? Just because it's created doesn't mean it's usable. For example, I tried creating '##foo' as a user in an Ubuntu VM and I can't log in (or sftp in) as that user. I'm guessing the sftp server must be hosted on a non-Linux OS, but... – drewbenn Jun 8 '16 at 20:23
  • I did finally get from another support person that the original person gave me the wrong ip. It does work properly with the correct address. I don't know if the person who gave me the wrong ip is the same one as is making username that start with "##" but I'm going to guess that's a yes. :) – erds Jun 8 '16 at 20:43
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    Normally, I'd slap an IT person for doing something like this, but in this case, it's pretty humourous so I'd probably let it slide LOL – stevieb Jun 8 '16 at 20:51

Yes, that should work... if your username really does start with ##. If it does, it would have to be the most bizarre username I've ever seen. In other words: are you sure this username is correct?

  • Thank you--Yeah, I've confirmed with the support staff of the company that that was indeed our username. I didn't really know what else to say. :/ – erds Jun 8 '16 at 20:12

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