Unable to request SFTP subsystem

Guidouil 13 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 13 years ago 1

Hi, i'm trying to connect via sftp and it's not working.
The password authetification get completeted and then I get thie message :
Failure initializing sftp session: Unable to request SFTP subsystem

I don't have any problem with filezilla on this server, the key is automaticaly imported. Is there a known problem ? and if I should use a key how do I generate it ? (my server is on latest Ubuntu)

It sounds like your SSH server doesn't have SFTP enabled. You can probably find out more by having a look at the server configuration file or at the server log file. 

Public key support is explained in the manual at http://www.textasticapp.com/v3/manual/lessons/How_do_I_connect_to_an_FTP__FTPS_or_SFTP_server.html#step_5