Initiating SFTP connections with a non standard port


Network transmit icon from the Tango Desktop ProjectAnother quickie to serve as much as a reminder for me as a how-to post.

If you've configured the SFTP daemon on your target system to use a non-standard port as part of your security precaution mix, you can't pass this port number by appending a colon and the port to the address. Instead, use the SFTP options flag to declare the port:

% sftp -oPort [PORT] (USER@)[ADDRESS]

For example, to connect as user NotBillKurtis to a local server on port 50000 you would enter:

% sftp -oPort 50000 NotBillKurtis@

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