Drobo

Configure ProFTPD for SFTP

I would like to configure ProFTPD to use SFTP instead of FTP.

From Googling, it appears that it is possible to configure by adding these lines to an sftp.conf flie in a standard configuration:

<IfModule mod_sftp.c> <VirtualHost $(hostname)> Port 23 SFTPEngine on SFTPAuthorizedUserKeys file:/home/%u/.ssh/authorized_keys SFTPHostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key SFTPHostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key SFTPHostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key SFTPCompression delayed SFTPLog /var/log/proftpd/sftp.log </VirtualHost> </IfModule mod_sftp.c>

On the Drobo, I can’t seem to find an ssh directory. Does anyone know how to get this working or if it is even possible?

SFTP is a subprotocol of SSH, while FTPS is secure FTP. Is there a reason for you to want to use SFTP instead of FTPS?

ProFTPd ships with FTPS enabled and configured by default, you just have to configure your client to enable support for it.

I want to use SFTP as the backup program(Arq) that I am using requires the SFTP protocol.

I managed to get it working by installing openssh which comes with sftp by default.