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richard-g8jvm
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can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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Hi
I've now got some local network storage, and although GFTP will do ssh transfers, it wont do sftp

I've got a wee pogoplug running vsftpd on arch linux, it would have been debian, but the install script does a one time write to its flash,
and the wrong version of debootstrap causes it to fail.

I found bareftpt has a nice gui, but its very unstable and falls over easily,
filezilla want a ssl key, and I have'nt found anything else.
What I like is a nice stable two pane GUI on a solid platform, Petra looks solid so I'm sure bareftp isn't.

Can someone recommend a good solid sftp client with a nice GUI please, I'm using Cinamon as a desktop manager.

Thanks
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Re: can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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Filezilla

Edit: you can't use sftp without an ssh key.
That's what the 's' in "sftp" stands for.
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Re: can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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You're right Filezilla is a must have.
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Re: can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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Details on Filezilla, updated today here : http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet ... 4197.shtml

You can install Filezilla direct from the Linux Mint software manager;

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Re: can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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Thanks Don
The only problem I found with Filezilla was getting the SSL key, I tried several on both /etc/ssl/certs and /etc/ssh/certs, but it didn't want to play.
It didn't automatically grab the system key.
I also didn't see any way to stop checking of keys, as the key on my network storage is unsigned ( self generated), the server is vsftpd.
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Re: can some recommend a good sftp client with a GUI

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You need an ssh key, not an SSL cert.
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