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Old 04-26-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
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dont want sftp on OpenSSH

I have openssh on one of my conputers, but I want to run a real FTPD on it, 2 questions.

1) what port does sftp run on?
2) if it is indeed port 21, how to I tell openssh to disable sftp.
Old 04-26-2004, 01:56 AM   #2
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sftp uses the ssh port, tcp port 22, so you can run both openssh and an ftp server on the same computer.
Old 04-26-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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You could always comment out teh following line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server

Restart the sshd service and then it won't allow connections
Old 12-08-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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Originally posted by AMMullan
You could always comment out teh following line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server

Restart the sshd service and then it won't allow connections
Thanks for your suggestion, here. I was taking a look on how to do the same thing (disable SFTP in RedHat Enterprise Server 3) and I did what you suggested. I also "rpm -e vsftpd" to remove the default FTP client that comes with RHES3. Ideally, there wouldn't be any file-transferring mechanisms of this sort off or onto this box for right now. The problem is, I can still connect via SFTP, even after I restarted the service. I even went so far as to restart the machine, yet I can still connect to this machine via SFTP. Here's what I've got:

#MaxStartups 10
# no default banner path
#Banner /some/path
#VerifyReverseMapping no

# override default of no subsystems
# Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server

Any suggestions on what to do next?


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