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Old 06-05-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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Need help configuring permissions to allow FTP access via SSH/SFTP.

I'm guessing this is just a permissions setting that I have set incorrectly, but I'm not sure where to look.

I can connect to my Slackware box via CuteFTP using the SSH/SFTP protocol and root credentials, but I cannot connect with any other users credentials. Before I messed with permissions and Owner:group settings things worked fine. I'm hoping someone can help.

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What do the logs say about both the successful and the failed attempts?
What happens for ordinary users who try to ssh w/o cute?

Old 06-08-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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ssh permissions

Thanks for the welcome... glad to be here. I've been learning lots...

I'm dumb when it comes to Linux... I don't know what logs to even look at.

Anyone can connect to the server via Putty. All usernames work this way...

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what exactly are you trying to do? you may want to have windows user look into winSCP

if you can log in via putty with any user account, then winSCP will give you scp for windows in a nice GUI format that is very much like cuteFTP without the security risk of raw FTP.
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ssh permissions

I'm just trying to connect to my FTP server via the SSH/SFTP protocol with CuteFTP... It was something that was previously working until I hosed up a few permissions.

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what is unclear is whether you are trying to connect using FTP or SFTP. These are completely different protocols. FTP is the protocol used by server like proftpd whereas SFTP is a file transfer protocol that runs on top of SSH e.g. OpenSSH. Perhaps you mean FTPS a.k.a. FTP over SSL. Please indicate what server you are using. From there it can be determined whether you should be using FTPS (FTP over SSL) or SFTP/SSH.


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