By Louis Pelosi |

Information about SFTP Gateways

Users should connect to in order to access the SFTP gateways and transfer files. 

There are many graphical clients available, such as WinSCP and Cyberduck, that users can download and install. 

SSH keys should be used to access the SFTP gateways. To facilitate SSH key forwarding, please consider using an SSH agent before initiating your SFTP connection.

GPFS and NFS home directory filesystems are available through the SFTP gateways.  

For security reasons, the gateways do not allow interactive access or allow SCP transfers. 

Campus SFTP gateways

There are also campus restricted SFTP gateways that users can use on campus networks. 

Users should connect to to access the campus SFTP gateways. 

These campus SFTP nodes allow interactive access and also access to certain group accounts for file transfers within BNL networks. 


sftp /local_destination

usage: sftp [-1246aCfpqrv] [-B buffer_size] [-b batchfile] [-c cipher]
          [-D sftp_server_path] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file] [-l limit]
          [-o ssh_option] [-P port] [-R num_requests] [-S program]
          [-s subsystem | sftp_server] host
       sftp [user@]host[:file ...]
       sftp [user@]host[:dir[/]]
       sftp -b batchfile [user@]host

Use "-r" to recursively copy directories. 

To download a file using sftp:

sftp [user][/dest_path/file] [/local_path]

To upload a file using sftp:

sftp {user}[remote_dir] <<< $'put [local_file_path]'



Users can also use SSHFS with the SFTP gateways. SSHFS allows a user to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP.


sshfs /mount_point