[ubuntu-uk] SFTP Problem

Paul Waring paul at xk7.net
Sun Mar 27 08:35:17 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 08:41:22AM +0100, Simon Greenwood wrote:
>    Filezilla is very strict about SSL/TLS support. If the server says it
>    supports TLS then Filezilla tries to use it and will reject the connection
>    if it fails. The workaround is to set the connection to use 'Plain FTP' in
>    Filezilla connection manager. This is probably OK In your setup but the
>    correct thing to do would be to make sure that openssh is up to date and
>    configured correctly. There are documents online to test and make
>    recommendations but I think in your case it would be just an exercise
>    unless the machine is going to be internet facing.

SFTP does not involve SSL/TLS, it uses the SSH protocol. Despite the
unfortunate similarities in name, SFTP is completely different to FTP
(and FTPS, which is FTP over TLS).

Paul Waring
Freelance consultant

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