sftp (or ftps) in Finder

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  1. radek42 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I was trying to connect to my University server (only accepts sftp connection) using "connect to server" feature in Finder. After some research that
    "ftps://server.name.edu"
    should work once correct login/password are supplied. However, I always get an error message saying:
    "There was a problem connecting to the server "..."

    This file server will not allow any additional users to log on. Try to connect again later."

    I can connect via sftp from terminal.

    Is there perhaps difference between sftp and ftps protocols?
    Is there a workaround?

    I might get third party programs like filezilla later. It just really bugs be I cannot do it :) It must be a guy thing :)

    Thanks for help. R>
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040

    whsbuss

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    #2
    Don't feel bad. I cannot get it to connect either to my rackspace server. FileZilla works just fine. Just strange....
     
  3. whiteonline macrumors 6502

    whiteonline

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    #3
    SFTP and FTPS are two totally different protocols.

    SFTP = SSH FTP
    FTPS = FTP with TLS/SSL

    Neither can talk to the other's server process.
     

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