Problem with Dropbear/dbclient as SFTP client

Matt Johnston matt at
Sun Mar 3 11:48:18 WST 2013

On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 02:47:05PM +0100, Alexis-externe DAVOUX wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Thanks for your quick answer.
> If I understand correctly, the dbclient establishes the underlying SSH 
> connection with the SFTP server, but does not implement a whole SFTP 
> client.
> So I have to use a separate sftp client (such as sftp from OpenSSH), which 
> can rely on Dropbear to establish the SSH connection with the server.

Yes, that's right.

> OK, this is clearer now, thanks. I think that a mention of this on your 
> website or in the Readme file could be useful.

That's a good point, I've mentioned it in the manpage now.


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