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File ownership in FTP client displays ID instead of name

Today I'm setting up my first VPS – Ubuntu 14.04 on Digital Ocean. The set up shows owner and group id instead of name. It's not FTP client's settings. It happens only for my new VPS sever. Maybe ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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sftp error in Nautilus on 14.04

When attempting to use sftp in Nautlius, either via the location bar or the 'Connect to Server' menu, I get the following message: Don't have permission to access the requested location. When I ...
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SFTP server unreachable

I have an SFTP server I set up on Ubuntu. However, when I attempt to access it from CentOS on VirtualBox, I keep getting this: Connecting to 192.168.xxx.xxxx.... ssh: Cannot connect to host ...
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Getting SFTP to update Wordpress

It took me a while to figure out how to install SFTP, and set up a user, sftpwp, that was restricted to it's own home directory and to using only those commands that are internal to SFTP. I created ...
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How do I set up SFTP file access logging for OpenSSH?

I have an SFTP setup using the built-in sftp-subsystem of OpenSSH with chrooted users. In the old days when I used to use FTP, I was able to see what files were accessed by users in the logs. How do ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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User has no permissions in sftp

I installed LAMP in my Digital Ocean droplet. I have successfully logged in to SFTP. However, when I try to do anything in my /var/www/html/ folder it says permission denied. It may be worth ...
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How to make a custom command available in sftp

There are only few commands available in sftp environment. Is it possible to make available any custom command in sftp. For example any other executable (that is not available by default), or any ...
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How do I use sftp within Nautilus?

Since I have migrated to Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to access sftp through Nautilus. If I enter "sftp://user@sshserver" in Nautilus (ctrl+L), I got the error message: Sorry, could not display all ...
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14.04 always asks for password for a network drive (sftp)

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I connect to a SFTP site it always (after rebooting) prompt me for username and password, even though I click the option to store them forever (it worked ...
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How do you set the ssh default directory?

I have installed the ssh server package and have tried to login to my server from a client machine which is windows system. When I connected to the server using sftp, the server copied to ...
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sftp transfer file to /var/www/mywebsite

I installed ssh and wanted to use sftp to upload the file. I use client machine connect to my Ubuntu machine. it connected and upload the file to /home/myuser/mywebsite, but not /var/www/mywebsite. ...
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MySecureShell SFTP “Authentication Failed”

I am trying to connect to my SFTP server (Configured with MySecureShell), but keep getting the response "Authentication Failed". The username and password is correct. I created an SFTP group: ...
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SFTP file to Apache2

I have an edit file and would like to use SFTP to upload to Apache2. Does Ubuntu have SFTP or I need to find one to install it to machine? Your information and help is great appreciated, Regards, ...
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is it possible to execute SCP/RCP/SFTP from linux server to Windows Desktop?

I have an Linux server, and I would like to remote copy files from linux server to another Windows OS machine, I have tried this method shown as below and it is not working. scp -v samplefile ...
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sftp restrict access to /var/www/sitename folder only [duplicate]

I have a created an external user to access our server and pointed them to the folder /var/www/sitename But they are able to browse other directories, which I want to prohibit. How can this be ...
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Please clarify: Using SFTP on LAN for development

After so many years of working with FTP on Ubuntu, I'm now confused. I read on many docs that FTP is insecure and that SFTP or SSH is the best way to go. But here's what I want to do... We are a ...
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How to set up Ubuntu SFTP server?

I would like to know how to set up root, sudo, sftp-only user accounts which won't be required public key authentication at log in. I would also like to know how to set up sftp-only users' home ...
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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SFTP (SSH) mount check free space

How to see free space on mount over SFTP (SSH) using Nautilus? Now I have to use terminal to ssh to disk server and do df -h. I could make a script to do, but is there any existing option, possible ...
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SFTP chroot configuration error

Can anyone see what I have done wrong in this procedure? I can connect to the server as the new user and am in the chrooted directory, but despite setting all the proper root permissions, I cannot add ...
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How to configure SFTP to login in the “/” directory?

I want to login as root and make the / as the default directory in SFTP. Newbie help needed
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creating link to files on external server [closed]

I am compiling and running my program on an external server via ssh currently. However, it would be very easy for me if I could additionally edit the files on the server directly via my favorite IDE, ...
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SFTP connection successful, but can't upload files

I followed this guide. I am using Ubuntu Server and Filezilla, and I can succesfully connect. However, I can only read and download files, not upload or edit them. If I change the file permissions to ...
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Chrooting to a mounted USB Stick using SFTP

I would like to use SFTP over OpenSSH as a small FTP server. However I would like to use a mounted hard drive or USB stick as the chrooted directory for the user. As far as I see, chrooting is ...
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changing chmod 755 to 775 on a directory will result in permission denied when connecting with sftp

When I change chmod in my /home/frans from 755 to 775 I get the following error when connecting with ftp fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory "/home/frans" I'm a linux newbie and i'm ...
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Why is scp failing with Permission Denied? [duplicate]

I would like to upload my website files to my server. I use : scp localPath username@ipAddress: server_path Is it correct? After enter the password, it shows Permission denied. why?
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sftp shows all files and directories for the client [duplicate]

First of all i'm a total linux rookie. I've followed some tutorials and got sftp to work. the only thing is, all users can edit/view all files on the linux server. Is there some way to only view the ...
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OpenSSH Permissions

I'm running an SSH server, and I need three users. The first will be an admin, have SSH access, and can view everything. The latter two can't user SSH, and are limited to their respective directories. ...
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OpenSSH Users and SFTP

I added users to my server, but when I try to login, it prompts me for a password, which I never put in. Do any of you know what the default password is? Also, I would like to setup SFTP, so can ...
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How do I allow SFTP with a password BUT not SSH?

I have SSH keys set up for every user with which they SSH into the proper machines. The problem is that many FTP programs dont support SSH login. Therefore, only for FTP do I want to allow users to ...
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sftp connection failed, strange error messsage

While I am trying to connect to a remote system from terminal using sftp sftp user@host.ip.address connection is failing and a message coming Received message too long < some long number > ...
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SFTP Users not able to upload files

I wanted to restrict my SFTP users to their home folders only. So, after so many research and attempts, I found this question which successfully allowed me to chroot them in their folders. Now, my ...
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SFTP Can view directory but cannot write

I have setup SFTP and I am trying to jail the user in a specific directory. Currently the user can login, and view the jailed directory. However, they cannot view, write or modify any files. A bit of ...
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rssh with chroot

(I changed the IP address and port to protect the innocent.) On the server, my /etc/passwd entry, /etc/rssh.conf, and the file I'm trying to access look like this: lawsa@bukavu:/mnt/share/Public$ ...
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How can I prevent a user from navigating out of their home folder with SFTP? [duplicate]

I want to set up an account purely for someone/thing to access via SFTP. I have already setup the home directory as /media/HardDrive/FTP Is there any way to prevent this user (Bob) from accessing ...
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Networking crashes on server when using SFTP [closed]

I am using Ubuntu Server 13.04 on my home server and for some reason when I attempt to transfer larger files or many files the SFTP server will crash out and all networking to and from the server is ...
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Use “Connect to Server” to connect to SFTP

How do I connect to my remote sftp account using ubuntu's "Connect to Server" option? When I have the "Connect to Server" dialog box on my screen, the "Service type" only shows: FTP (with login) ...
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What is the path and command of mounted folder when I “connect to server”?

I am trying mount a remote machine filesystem to my local machine. The remote machine is a computation cluster which has two file systems. I have space on both file systems and I have a link on my ...
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How to use sFTP in Filezilla?

How to encrypt the connection with server using filezilla in Linux? I read, it is possible in Windows using Putty. Just wondering how to do it in Ubuntu?
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error in ftp while uplodaing/downloading

This year, in my engineering class, we are learning OS and Doing Shell Programming. I keep a backup of my work on FTP which used to work fine, but now I am getting this error, while uploading and ...
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How to disable SSH Access & SFTP access but keep ftp access?

I don't know that much yet about servers so I am stuck right now, but I was wondering if its possible to disable SSH access & SFTP for a certain user but allow the ability to use FTP access and ...
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SFTP chroot jail closes session after authentication

I'm trying to chroot an SFTP user to his home directory, but whenever I log in (using PuTTY), the SSH client closes. This is what the auth.log says: Aug 6 07:53:22 ip-xxx sshd[2733]: ...
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Missing /var/www Lubuntu 13.04

I found a guide on enabling SFTP on Ubuntu and it mentions the directory /var/www. So I checked my /var directory and it wasn't there. I saw evidence that it could be in a different folder so I used ...
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chroot sftp not able to login

I am trying to set up sftp access on my server and chroot the users into a samba share. When I edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and add Match Group sftpusers ChrootDirectory /srv/samba/share ForceCommand ...
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Providing HTTPS access to multi-user SFTP server

I have an SFTP server running on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. Any users in the 'sftponly' group are chrooted into their home directory upon connection. As OpenSSH requires the ChrootDirectory to be owned ...
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Disable unknown ftp server

I am sitting in front of a Ubuntu 12.4. which is running an SFTP server, that I want to stop / disable. The problem is that I don't know what the name of the ftp sever is. How do I find that out ...
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Nautilus' remote folder default mount point

I connect a remote folder in Nautilus (file info says that it is done via sftp), and within it the folder becomes fully browseable. But I can't access it from the other applications: I couldn't find ...
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how to create a user that has full rights under sftp in certain folder in ubuntu server

I just installed an Ubuntu 12.04 server in a dedicated box to host 2 sites I have, under one site there is a folder, lets call it /aaaaa and I want to create a user that have full rights under this ...