You had said that you didnt understand why I was trying to install vsftpd for sftp because pure-ftpd was already installed. And you are now saying that ftpd does not us sftp?
I think you are misunderstanding my responses. I didn’t tell you that installing vsftpd was futile because pure-ftpd was already running and offers sftp…I said and have been trying to say that it was futile installing it because neither (vsftpd and pure-ftpd) provides SFTP.
I did not understand why you were trying to install vsftpd because vsftpd is an ftp daemon. And so is pure-ftpd. They will provide you with the same functionality…which is FTP (and FTPS). Yet, you have said you are interested in SFTP. I do think you need to lookup what SFTP actually is and why having VSFTPD or Pure-FTPd will not meet your needs. SFTP functionality is ALREADY there. I am sorry but I am frustrated because you still seem unclear about SFTP after I told you to look up what SFTP is. The link you provided is to install vsftpd working…which first, wouldn’t work but even if it did, would not help you accomplish your SFTP goal.
I am done explaining all this. I think it’s time you go do some homework on your own, especially what SFTP is and why an ftp daemon does not offer that, and what does offer it, and why I keep saying SFTP is already available and running on EX2 but has nothing to do with Pure-FTPd.
One final thing I will say is, if you want to use SFTP, then connect via sftp from a client that can do sftp and use the ssh login credentials. No config changes are needed. Simple as that.
P.S. I am pretty sure when you contacted WD about SFTP, they told you that SFTP is not supported…and not that the device doesn’t support it (as it obviously does since it’s running) but that it is an unsupported feature by WD. Unsupported means WD tech support won’t be providing support to get that feature working, but that is NOT the same as the device not capable of it.