SFTP Troubleshooting - end of life error

When you run into this error for an SFTP connection: Error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server

 

A needed configuration change in the sshd_config file to allow this connection to work.

Resolution

 

Edit the sshd_config file in /etc/ssh/ with your favorite editor, save the file, and restart ssh.

 

Once in the sshd_config file, scroll down until you see this line:

 

# Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server

 

Make sure that above line is commented out if it isn't already.  Then, add the below line to the configuration.

 

Subsystem sftp internal-sftp

 

Now, save this file and restart ssh to make it take effect.

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