Setup for SFTP

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Setup for SFTP

Post by AlVista » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:26 pm

Hi, i am trying to set up sftp to allow Meteobridge Pro to send template-based reports to my iMac, which is running High Sierra, and is on the same local network as the Meteobridge. I can see the Meteobridge screen in my browser, and remorte access via ssh and sftp are running on the Mac for all users. I have entered the IP address of the Mac (192.168.1.10, which is static), my username and password, and a folder location in the form "/Users/iMac/Documents/Weather". However, I just get an error message saying "Error: SFTP test upload failed: Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer". Can you tell me where I am going wrong, please?

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Re: Setup for SFTP

Post by admin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:27 pm

Please post screen dumps of the settings you use. The error will be in there.

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Re: Setup for SFTP

Post by AlVista » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:37 am

Here's the attachment I get after pressing Save then Test SFTP
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Re: Setup for SFTP

Post by admin » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:59 pm

SFTP on port 21 is not a great idea ;-)

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Re: Setup for SFTP

Post by AlVista » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:20 am

I am interested in weather, not computers! You may not realise how little some of your users know about these settings, and indeed how incomplete are your published instructions!
So if port 21 (the default) is not a good idea, is it the cause of the failure, and what would be a good idea?

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Re: Setup for SFTP

Post by admin » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 am

Standard port for FTP is 21, for SSH and SFTP (which is a protocol based on SSH) it is 22.
Google would have told you on first try ;-)
https://serverfault.com/questions/74176 ... s-sftp-use

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