Problem with Dropbear/dbclient as SFTP client

Matt Johnston matt at
Fri Mar 1 20:46:39 WST 2013


Dropbear doesn't have its own sftp client, but you can use
it with the OpenSSH sftp client:

sftp -S dbclient user at host


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 05:39:27PM +0100, Alexis-externe DAVOUX wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some trouble with dropbear used as SFTP client.
> I've set up a SFTP server on my machine, which works fine. I've tested the 
> connection to the server with Filezilla client.
> I've tried connecting to the SFTP server with dropbear using the command:
> dbclient -s user at host sftp
> I can authenticate successfully, and I get the welcome message, but after 
> that I can't do anything: it seems that dbclient is waiting for some 
> command but nothing seems to work. I've tried entering 'ls', 'cd /test', 
> 'get test.txt', 'pwd',... but nothing happens when I validate with enter.
> How can I use dbclient as SFTP client ? What is the correct syntax ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Best regards,
> Alexis

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