SFTP server

Posted on 2013-11-13
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Can you please recommend a good free SFTP server?

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Do you really mean "sftp" or rather "ftps"?

The former is an FTP-like transport over ssh, the latter transports FTP over TLS/SSL.

If you mean sftp you can use OpenSSH ( for Windows e.g this implementation: http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/.)

If you mean ftps you could use Filezilla: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server

The above suggestions assume that you're planning to install your server on Windows.


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Thanks for the response. Definitely not FTPS, will check OpenSSH out, and yes, it is a windows box.  Thanks!

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Dontmilkthis earned 2000 total points
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you could also check out FreeFTPd from these guys

Something to be careful of (or maybe you want it) is that some products will enable all ssh services, like secure shell which provides an interactive command line session. not necessarily something you want to enable on a server.
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I've set up several different SFTP servers and I gotta say that the commercial versions are just easier to set up so the money was worth it.*  Anyway, the easiest one was Robo-FTP Server, for example it did the server-side keys automatically as part of the setup so all you have to do is make a user account.  http://www.robo-ftp.com/help/robo-ftp_server/3.3/sftp_quick_start_guide.htm

* Of course it was the boss's money not mine.

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This works fine, although it can be a little quirky - you need to stop the service, then open the configuration GUI, then do changes, then exit the GUI, then start the service - anything other than this and the server stops on log off. But it is free, and I eventually managed to get it to do what I wanted, so thanks!

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