Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8450 closed Feature request (rejected)

FileZilla should parse and follow ~/.ssh/config directives when using SFTP

Reported by: lambada Owned by:
Priority: high Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: sftp, configuration, ssh config Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Linux
Operating system version: all

Description (last modified by Tim Kosse)

There are several useful things in ~/.ssh/config that would enhance FileZillas SFTP features on OSX and Linux.

On OSX and Linux, the standard way of doing things is for all SSH configuration management to take place in this one centralised file. This provides one-place management for settings such as

  • Host Aliases
  • Pairing of Host and Private Key information
  • Port Settings
  • SSH Proxy Settings

And various other configuration options (I've listed the ones that I feel should be considered essential).

[Filed under Linux, although this is equally as applicable to OSX]

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Alexander Schuch

According to a comment in #7739, FileZilla parses ~/.ssh/config.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by calimocho

According to that comment (http://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/7739) FileZilla only uses the system's ssh-agent. This would not include host aliases, alternate ports, proxies, and other settings that can be set in ~/.ssh/config and that work with standard ssh tools like sftp and sshfs.

I agree with @lambada that this would make FileZilla much more useful.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by aaomidi

I would like to ask, is there any information on this?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Tim Kosse

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

~/.ssh/config is the configuration file for OpenSSH. FileZilla does not use OpenSSH, its SFTP support is based on PuTTY's psftp.

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