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ayami 04-04-2008 01:07 PM

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.


datopdog 04-04-2008 02:16 PM

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.

ayami 04-04-2008 02:47 PM

Nope, sshd_config still has the
Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server

datopdog 04-05-2008 05:49 AM

have you tested using the sftp command on linux ?

ayami 04-07-2008 10:07 AM

Alright, I got it fixed. It turned out it was a problem with my Bash shell configuration.


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