Using gFTP for sftp-servers

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Trix by Philip Miller

[edit] gFTP notes

I used the following steps to configure gFTP 2.0.18 to use sftp (secure FTP, part of the OpenSSH protocol suite) on my paldo system.

[edit] Steps to perform on the OpenSSH server

  • Determine the full path to your sftp subsystem.
    On my paldo system, the full path to my sshd configuration file is /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  • Open a terminal and enter the following code:
  grep sftp /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Result should be this:

  Subsystem	sftp	/usr/sbin/sftp-server

[edit] Steps to perform on the client system running gFTP

  • Start gFTP.
  • Select FTP, Options...
  • Select the SSH tab.
  • In the SSH2 sftp-server path: dialog box, enter the path to your sftp subsystem determined in the steps above. In my case, the fullpath is /usr/sbin/sftp-server
  • Click Apply.
  • Click OK.
  • Enter 22 in the Port: dialog box.
  • Change the value of the rightmost drop-down box from FTP to SSH2.
  • Enter your host, username, and password, and click on the connection icon.
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