SFTP setup for FreeBSD

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Dell PowerEdge 2600
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Does anyone know how to setup SFTP on a FreeBSD operating system? I have the operating system installed FreeBSD-8.1-Release-i386. Do I need to install FTP than install SFTP over the top? I am new to FreeBSD and FTP so any advice would be appreciated.

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ASKED: November 2, 2010  9:42 AM
UPDATED: November 12, 2010  7:24 AM

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> Do I need to install FTP than install SFTP over the top?

Not necessary. Just install SSHD (if not installed already). SFTP is a SSHD subsystem and is operated by a helper which location is configurable in sshd_config (/usr/libexec/sftp-server, or /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server, or /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server in different flavors of Linux). SSHD also provides SCP mechanism (which does the same thing – file transfer over encrypted channel). Be aware that SFTP doesn’t use TCP ports 21/20, both it and SCP use TCP 22.

Good luck,

Petko

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  • mpez0
    For FreeBSD, see the freebsd software organization entry. Looking at the general ftp software entry linked on that page, there are several clients and servers tested on FreeBSD for ftp, sftp, and ftps.
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  • Sharlene
    Thanks for answering Petkoa, when looking for an installation guide for SSHD only seems to be guides for installing SSH is this the same thing? First time i've ever done this so have very limited knowledge. Sharlene
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  • Sharlene
    Just found some information which states that by saying yes to enabling ssh log in during installation installs SSHD can you confirm this for me please? Sharlene
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  • petkoa
    Sorry Sharlene, I'm not familiar with the packaging in freeBSD, but if there is not a separate package fr sshd that should mean that installing ssh package installs also the daemon. BR,
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