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Connect via sftp to a specific port

Terminal - Connect via sftp to a specific port
sftp -oPort=3476 user@host
2009-04-30 16:48:38
Functions: sftp
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Connect via sftp to a specific port

I use this for connect via sftp to a server listening on a non default ssh port.

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Terminal - Alternatives
sftp -p port user@host

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Nice one, thanks!

Comment by z_vet 259 weeks and 1 day ago

or, just -P. I never understood why they didn't use the same format as SSH, but that's life.

Comment by sud0er 259 weeks and 1 day ago

sftp will use your ~/.ssh/config file just as ssh does, so you can hardcode the port so you don't have to type it in everytime:

echo -e "host hostname.net\n\tPort 3476" >> ~/.ssh/config

you can define user and full hostname and other things via this file (see 'man ssh_config') so predefining the user and port, the above command could be shortened to 'sftp host'.

Comment by bwoodacre 259 weeks and 1 day ago

@bwoodacre, thanks :)

Comment by servermanaged 259 weeks and 1 day ago

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