SFTP (en)

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SFTP (acronym for SSH File Transfer Protocol) is used for encrypted transfer of data using an encrypted SSH (german only) connection. Since version 2 of Secure Shell (german only), SFTP is part of SSH and offers its service via port 22, which is also used to connect to the SSH server (Dropbear (german only)).

By default, it is not possible to use SFTP to connect to a Dreambox. The necessary openssh-sftp-server package is also not available at most of the software feeds. So by default only SCP can be used as connection protocol.

SFTP could get important, if the client application can not deal with SCP, like the file manager Nautilus in Gnome. Another possibility to access the Dreambox is sshfs.

Ambox notice.png If you use Gemini Project 3, the SFTP server package is awailable on the software feed for installation.

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Installation / Deinstallation

The openssh-sftp-server package can be installed / deinstalled as follows:

Hauptbeitrag.png see article: GP3 Addons - Category: all
Hauptbeitrag.png see article: WebAdmin - Package name: openssh-sftp-server
Hauptbeitrag.png see article: APT - Package name: openssh-sftp-server
Hauptbeitrag.png see article: OPKG - Package name: openssh-sftp-server

Client application

SFTP connection via FileZilla

You can connect using the SFTP client of your choice. E.g.:

Connection via FileZilla

This article shows a connection setup for FileZilla as an example, but most of the SFTP clients need similar setups. For a more detailed guide see this.

After starting the client application, you need to enter the following information:

  • Host: sftp://IP_address_of_the_Dreambox
  • Username: root
  • Password: The password of user root

You can establish the connection by pressing button Quickconnect.

Related topics

  • Dropbear the SSH server used by your Dreambox
  • SSH Secure connect to your Dreambox
  • SCP Safe file transfer