MacOS Catalina - sFTP Server Possible?

A4orce84

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Hey Guys,

As the subject states, is there a way to start an sFTP service on MacOS? I already have SSH and a SMB enabled, but looking for sFTP as well.

TIA.
 

frou

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SFTP functionality is part of SSH. It's FTPS that's something separate.

In general, FTP(S) is considered mostly obsolete AFAIK.
 
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A4orce84

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When I try to connect to my server from another laptop (Linux), it connects, but does NOT show me any directory listings on the server (Remote machine running MacOS).
 
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A4orce84

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Anyone have some quick ideas on what to try to get things working? TIA.
 

Stephen.R

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What are you using to connect from the Linux machine?

What happens if you just ssh to the Mac from the Linux machine?
 

A4orce84

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SSH works fine, with no issues. I'm using Filezilla on my Linux machine.
 

Stephen.R

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What is the initial path FileZilla is set to use?

When you connect via SSH, can you change directories and see the directories you want to access?
 

A4orce84

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When I use SSH, it works normally and I can browse directories without issue.

In FileZilla, I see the following:

Please let me know if you have any other ideas to try.
 

A4orce84

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If you look at the last line in the output on the top, it DOES say connected for the last status message.
 

chrfr

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If you look at the last line in the output on the top, it DOES say connected for the last status message.
It doesn't look to be connected. Can you scroll down in the status panel at the top?
You don't need to do any special configuration to use sftp on a mac if ssh is enabled- by default sftp will just work as long as your credentials are valid.
 

A4orce84

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Restarted the app, and tried re-connected according to the status panel:

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It looks like it disconnects after about 20 seconds? Unsure what's going on...it appears to connect initially. Thoughts?
 

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