[ubuntu-uk] SFTP Problem

Paul Waring paul at xk7.net
Sat Mar 26 20:31:48 UTC 2016

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 08:24:14PM +0000, Nigel Verity wrote:
>    I've just installed Xubuntu 15.10 on an Acer netbook. I've installed
>    Xubuntu many times before but not 15.10. It works fine.
>    My standard routine is to next install openSSH-server and SSHFS, then
>    start the SSH service.
>    The situation now is that I can SSH into the box and I can mount its file
>    system on a remote computer using SSHFS. For all that success, though, I
>    cannot access the box from any other using Filezilla (SFTP). It just hangs
>    then times out. I know it's not a problem with Filezilla per se as all my
>    other laptops can "see" each other through it.
>    Can anybody suggest where the cause may lie? Permissions perhaps?

What happens if you use sftp on the command-line, i.e.

sftp user at host

If that works, the problem might be with Filezilla.

Paul Waring
Freelance consultant

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