Error Connection has been unexpectedly closed. Server sent command exit status 128. Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running an SFTP server? OK Reconnect Help Print

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When you try to connect SFTP connection then you may receive this error also

Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server

Please refer to the following steps to fix this issue. 

  1. Edit the sshd_config file with your favorite editor. 

    nano etc/ssh/sshd_config 
  2. Locate the below line in the sshd_config file. 

    #Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server
  3. You need to comment the line if it isn't already.  Now, add the below line to the configuration.

    Subsystem sftp internal-sftp
  4. Save the sshd_config file and restart ssh service.

    service sshd start

        Click on configure > SMTP to setup SFTP on Linux VPS with cPanel.

        Looking to connect FTP over SSL/TLS in FileZilla? Please refer to CONNECT FTP OVER SSL/TLS IN FILEZILLA for more details. 

        Looking to connect FTP through a web-browser? Please refer to Access FTP through Web-browser for more details. 

        Looking to upload files using Dreamviewer? Please refer to upload using dreamviewer for more details. 


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