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How to resolve "Could not start transfer" - FileZilla on Mac | Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP on Linode

So I've set up and configured my server using the Linode how to's. I've successfully connected FileZilla to the server and I can navigate the directories and read log files etc. I've also tested a basic HTML and it displays when I enter the IP address of the server.

Now I just want to load my website onto the server and it won't start the transfer. Not even a single HTML page will transfer.

I have tried changing the permissions with: sudo chmod u+rwx
But when I check them with: ls -l
I get: total 0

Not sure what to try next, any help is appreciated.

* FileZilla* LinodeUbuntu

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Check what error you get in the FTP client log. If you show a screenshot it will help others identify the issue.
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Note: If you must use whatever SFTP server your currently using, you'll post the setup guide you used for assistance.

There are many different SFTP servers.

1) First step will be to state exactly how you'll be using SFTP.

For example, uploading anonymous files... providing access to many SFTP users to a Website...

This will also determine if you can... easily... use the SFTP server you've chosen...

2) Next step will be to analyze your setup guide to determine if it's correct, in the context of being able to accomplish your goals from #1.

3) Next step will be to go through your guide, line by line, ensuring all setup steps completed as expected.
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Thanks for your speedy replies guys,

The problem is now resolved after installing MySecureShell and updating the SFTP Server config files as per Davids advice.

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For completeness...

I've attempted to run most SFTP servers over the years.

They all seem poorly conceived + poorly implemented... requiring massive setup thought, along with hours/week management dealing with the cumbersome nature of permissions, especially where directories require complex ACLs, like Apache + many SFTP users.

All this nonsense busy work evaporated the first day I install MySecureShell.

@Mick, Glad you got this working for you!

Always a good day when codes as expected... in a rational manner...

Ubuntu is an open source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things.

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