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Old 04-04-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
ayami
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Unable to connect to SFTP using VSFTP on Linux server


Recently I have lost the ability to make a SFTP connection to my Linux server from a remote computer.

It is a Redhat Enterprise ES Linux machine, Redhat release 4.
I can make an SSH connection through putty using an SSH Key, but I can not get an SSH connection for SFTP using either Psftp or FileZilla. I have test from two different computers and the result is the same, I get a 'timed out' message. For some reason, I can not find any mention of the failure to connect in the Xferlog log file.

No changes (that I know of) have been made to the server recently, so this has be somewhat worried. So far everything else is working fine.

Sorry if there is more information I should be providing, jsut let me know what you need if more is needed.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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sftp is implemented by the ssh server not by vsftpd, take a look at your sshd config and see if the sftp part has been disabled.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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Nope, sshd_config still has the
Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:49 AM   #4
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have you tested using the sftp command on linux ?
 
Old 04-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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Alright, I got it fixed. It turned out it was a problem with my Bash shell configuration.

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