Ftp Over SSH?

sporkit

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I'm trying to sftp to my server over ssh (using filezilla). Unfortunately, I get this message from /var/log/auth

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Feb  3 16:10:53 sporkit sshd[54209]: reverse mapping checking getaddrinfo for 65XXXXXX57.dia.static.xxxx.net failed - POSSIBLE BREAKIN ATTEMPT!

Feb  3 16:10:53 sporkit sshd[54209]: error: PAM: authentication error for john from 65.120.206.57
There's a piece of the puzzle I'm overlooking here. Do I need to send a key from my client? Do I need to setup my remote domain as as allowed? Generate a key for my server?

Any help appreciated!
 

vivek

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Feb 3 16:10:53 sporkit sshd[54209]: reverse mapping checking getaddrinfo for 65XXXXXX57.dia.static.xxxx.net failed - POSSIBLE BREAKIN ATTEMPT!
It means reverse dns is not matched. It is quite common error for dhcp based A/DSL or cable ISP providers. They do not have proper reverse DNS configured for their IPS, hence the error.

Feb 3 16:10:53 sporkit sshd[54209]: error: PAM: authentication error for john from 65.120.206.57
You entered wrong password.

You can use key based login and turn off password login all together.
 

anomie

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BTW, sftp != ftp over ssh. sftp is a secure file transfer program, but it does not use the File Transfer Protocol.

The opening section of wikipedia's FTPS entry has some info to help with disambiguation.
 
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