Can you confirm SFTP is not supported?

i was trying to login to the DC running sklark 4.4 with SFTP to install some stuff to /mnt/conf/bin for a custom user startup script and getting the following response…

with filezilla…

Status:      	Connecting to
Response: 	fzSftp started, protocol_version=8
Command:	open "[email protected]" 22
Command:	Trust new Hostkey: Once
Command:	Pass: ********
Status:      	Connected to
Error:        	Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server
Error:        	Could not connect to server
Status:      	Disconnected from server

so i tried with the command line client on OSX…

MacBook-Pro:desktop me$ sftp [email protected]
[email protected]'s password: 
sh: /usr/libexec/sftp-server: not found
Connection closed

checking that file location…

[Skylark][[email protected]:/usr/libexec]$ ls -la /usr/libexec
total 47
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root          2048 Jan  1  2017 .
drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           100 Jan  1  2017 ..
-rwsr-xr-x    1 root     root         43260 Jan  1  2017 dbus-daemon-launch-helper
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          2048 Jan  1  2017 sudo

looks like SFTP is not installed, unless its somewhere else and misconfigured…


Skylark 4.4 is running Dropbear for SSH and related services. SFTP is part of that service suite. Instead of interactively transferring files with that command, sending with scp on the command-line to a known destination generally works fine as long as you remember to not add a -C to your options.

yea however it prevents the use of an FTP client to move many file easily…

the point was to bring notice about the missing SFTP binary in /usr/libexec/sftp-server…