SFTPServer Configuration

The class accepts one or more of the following configuration settings. Configuration settings are similar in functionality to properties, but they are rarely used. In order to avoid "polluting" the property namespace of the class, access to these internal properties is provided through the Config method.

SFTPServer Configuration Settings

DirListBufferSize[ConnectionId]:   The number of entries to be returned in one response to a request for a directory listing.

The default value for this configuration setting is 1, which means that the class will return one entry at a time in response to a request for a directory listing. Changing this value will allow the class to bundle multiple entries into a single response.

MaskSensitive:   Masks passwords in logs.

The default value is false. When set to true the class will mask passwords that would otherwise appear in its logs.

ProtocolVersion:   The highest allowable SFTP version to use.

This governs the highest allowable SFTP version to use when negotiating the version with the client. The default value is 3 as this is the most common version. The class supports values from 3 to 6.

RestrictUserToHomeDir[ConnectionId]:   Whether to restrict the user to their home directory.

When True, this setting will restrict the user to the path specified by the "HomeDir" parameter in the SSHUserAuthRequest event. When False (default), the user will be able to navigate outside of the home directory. "ConnectionId" specifies the connection to which the restriction applies.


sftpserver.Config("RestrictUserToHomeDir[" + e.ConnectionId + "]=true");

Example

If the RootDirectory property of a certain SFTP server is set to /, then the directory structure of the server might look like this...


Root Directory: /

bin
boot
etc
home
  user1
    testfolder
When RestrictUserToHomeDir is set to True and the "HomeDir" parameter is set to /home/user1, User 1 will land in the home directory and see the following file system when it connects:
Home Directory: /home/user1

/testfolder
The client will only be able to perform operations against /home/user1 and its children but the client can see its working directory relative to the server root directory.

ServerEOL:   Specifies the line endings used in files on the server.

This setting is used to inform the connecting client what line endings are used in the files on the system. This is only applicable when ProtocolVersion is set to 4 or higher and a connecting client negotiates protocol version 4 or higher. When a client negotiates version 4 or higher this value is reported using the "newline" protocol convention. The client may use that to transform line endings when downloading. The default value is CrLF.

SFTPErrorMessage[ConnectionId]:   Specifies the error message to be returned to the client.

If an SFTP operation would return an error to the client (e.g., permission denied, file does not exist, etc) then this configuration option can be used to specify the error message to be returned to the client. This configuration option is only effective when set within an event that uses the "StatusCode" field.

UserRootDirectory[ConnectionId]:   The path of the server root directory for a particular user.

When set to a subdirectory of the server root, this setting will override the server RootDirectory for a particular user. The "HomeDir" parameter of the SSHUserAuthRequest event will represent the initial path of the client relative to the UserRootDirectory. "ConnectionId" specifies the connection to which the restriction applies.

sftpserver.Config("UserRootDirectory[" + e.ConnectionId + "]=" + userRootDirectory );

Example

If the RootDirectory property of a certain SFTP server is set to /, then the directory structure of the server might look like this...


Root Directory: /

bin
boot
etc
home
  user1
    testfolder
When UserRootDirectory is set to /home/user1 and the HomeDir event parameter is set to /, when User 1 connects they will land in the home directory and see the following file system:
Home Directory: /

/testfolder
The client will only be able to perform operations against / and its children and the client cannot see its working directory relative to the server root directory.

SSHDaemon Configuration Settings

KeyboardInteractivePrompts[ConnectionId]:   Specifies custom keyboard-interactive prompts for particular connections.

By default, setting the KeyboardInteractivePrompts property will cause those prompts to be used for every user attempting to connect. This setting can be used to override the KeyboardInteractivePrompts property and provide unique prompts for certain connections.

This setting takes a list of prompts to display to the client, and each prompt includes an 'echo' parameter to specify whether or not to echo the client's response to the prompt. The prompt itself and the echo parameter should be separated by a comma (","), and each prompt should be separated by a semi-colon (";"). For example:

"KeyboardInteractivePrompts[connId]=First prompt,echo=false;Second prompt,echo=true"

This config can be set anywhere in code, but it is necessary to know the ConnectionId for the specific connection beforehand; as such, it is generally recommended to set this config inside the SSHUserAuthRequest event. Since connecting clients initially attempt to connect with and AuthMethod of 'none' (with the understanding that this attempt will fail, and the SSH server will advertise which authentication methods it supports), It is recommended to check the AuthMethod, User, and ConnectionId parameters of the SSHUserAuthRequest event and set this config accordingly.

When SSHDaemon displays keyboard-interactive prompts, it will first check to see if this config is populated for the current ConnectionId. If it is, the prompts set here will be used instead of those set in the KeyboardInteractivePrompts property. Otherwise, the KeyboardInteractivePrompts property will function as normal.

KeyRenegotiationThreshold:   Sets the threshold for the SSH Key Renegotiation.

This property allows you to specify the threshold, in the number of bytes, for the SSH Key Renegotiation. The default value for this property is set to 1 GB.

Example (for setting the threshold to 500 MB):

SSHComponent.Config("KeyRenegotiationThreshold=524288000")

LogLevel:   Specifies the level of detail that is logged.

This setting controls the level of detail that is logged through the Log event. Possible values are:

0 (None) No messages are logged.
1 (Info - Default) Informational events such as SSH handshake messages are logged.
2 (Verbose) Detailed data such as individual packet information is logged.
3 (Debug) Debug data including all relevant sent and received bytes are logged.

MaxAuthAttempts:   The maximum authentication attempts allowed before forcing a disconnect.

This setting specifies the maximum amount of authentication attempts that will be allowed before forcibly disconnecting the client.

ServerSSHVersionString:   The SSH version string sent to connecting clients.

This setting specifies the version string value that is sent to all connecting clients. This may be set to specify server specific information. The default value is "SSH-2.0-IPWorks SSH Daemon 2016". When setting your own value it must begin with "SSH-2.0-" as this is a standard format that specifies the supported SSH version.

SSHKeepAliveCountMax:   The maximum number of keep alive packets to send without a response.

This setting specifies the maximum number of keep alive packets to send when no response is received. Normally a response to a keep alive packet is received right away. If no response is received the class will continue to send keep alive packets until SSHKeepAliveCountMax is reached. If this is reached the class will assume the connection is broken and disconnect. The default value is 5.

SSHKeepAliveInterval:   The interval between keep alive packets.

This setting specifies the number of seconds between keep alive packets. If set to a positive value the class will send a SSH keep alive packet after KeepAliveInterval seconds of inactivity. This setting only takes effect when there is no activity, if any data is sent or received over the connection it will reset the timer.

The default value is 0 meaning no keep alives will be sent.

Note: The SSHREVERSETUNNEL class uses a default value of 30.

SSHKeyExchangeAlgorithms:   Specifies the supported key exchange algorithms.

This may be used to specify the list of supported Key Exchange algorithms used during SSH negotiation. The value should contain a comma separated list of algorithms. Supported algorithms are:

  • curve25519-sha256
  • curve25519-sha256@libssh.org
  • diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
  • diffie-hellman-group14-sha1
  • diffie-hellman-group14-sha256
  • diffie-hellman-group16-sha512
  • diffie-hellman-group18-sha512
  • diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256
  • diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1
  • ecdh-sha2-nistp256
  • ecdh-sha2-nistp384
  • ecdh-sha2-nistp521
The default value is: curve25519-sha256,curve25519-sha256@libssh.org,diffie-hellman-group14-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1,diffie-hellman-group14-sha256,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,ecdh-sha2-nistp256,diffie-hellman-group16-sha512,diffie-hellman-group18-sha512,ecdh-sha2-nistp384,ecdh-sha2-nistp521.
SSHMacAlgorithms:   Specifies the supported Mac algorithms.

This may be used to specify an alternate list of supported Mac algorithms used during SSH negotiation. This also specifies the order in which the Mac algorithms are preferred. The value should contain a comma separated list of algorithms. Supported algorithms are:

  • hmac-sha1
  • hmac-md5
  • hmac-sha1-96
  • hmac-md5-96
  • hmac-sha2-256
  • hmac-sha2-256-96
  • hmac-sha2-512
  • hmac-sha2-512-96
  • hmac-ripemd160
  • hmac-ripemd160-96
  • hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com
  • hmac-sha2-512-etm@openssh.com
The default value is hmac-sha2-256,hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha1,hmac-md5,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96,hmac-sha2-256-96,hmac-sha2-512-96,hmac-ripemd160-96,hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-512-etm@openssh.com.
SSHPublicKeyAlgorithms:   Specifies the supported public key algorithms.

This setting specifies the allowed public key algorithms. This list controls only the public key algorithm used when authenticating to the server. This list has no bearing on the public key algorithms that can be used to authenticate the client. The default value is ssh-ed25519,ecdsa-sha2-nistp256,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521,ssh-rsa,ssh-dss,x509v3-sign-rsa,x509v3-sign-dss.

SSHVersionPattern:   The pattern used to match the remote host's version string.

This configuration setting specifies the pattern used to accept or deny the remote host's SSH version string. It takes a comma-delimited list of patterns to match. The default value is "*SSH-1.99-*,*SSH-2.0-*" and will accept connections from SSH 1.99 and 2.0 hosts. As an example, the below value would accept connections for SSH 1.99, 2.0, and 2.99 hosts.

*SSH-1.99-*,*SSH-2.0-*,*SSH-2.99-*
UserAuthBanner[ConnectionId]:   A custom user authentication banner.

This setting specifies a custom user authentication banner, which may be sent to give the client more information regarding an authentication attempt. "connectionId" specifies the particular connection to send the message to. This configuration option is only effective when set within the SSHUserAuthRequest event.

IPDaemon Configuration Settings

AllowedClients:   A comma-separated list of host names or IP addresses that can access the class.

This setting defines a comma-separated list of host names or IPv4 addresses that may access the class. The wildcard character "*" is supported. The default value is "*" and all connections are accepted.

When a client connects, the client's address is checked against the list defined here. If there is no match, the ConnectionRequest event fires with an Accept value set to False. If no action is taken within the ConnectionRequest event, the client will be disconnected.

BindExclusively:   Whether or not the component considers a local port reserved for exclusive use.

If this is true (default), the component will bind to the local port with the ExclusiveAddressUse option set, meaning that nothing else can bind to the same port. Also the component will not be able to bind to local ports that are already in use by some other instance and attempts to do so will result in failure.

ConnectionUID:   The unique connectionId for a connection.

Connection Ids may be reused as clients connect and disconnect. Querying ConnectionUID will return a unique identifier for that connection Id. If the specified connectoin Id does not exist, then ConnectionUID will return 0. For example:

Connection5UID = obj.config("ConnectionUID[5]")

DefaultConnectionTimeout:   The inactivity timeout applied to the SSL handshake.

This setting specifies the inactivity (in seconds) to apply to incoming SSL connections. When set to a positive value if the other end is unresponsive for the specified number of seconds the connection will timeout. This is not applicable to the entire handshake, only the inactivity of the connecting client during the handshake if a response is expected and none is received within the timeout window. The default value is 0 and no connection specific timeout is applied.

Note: This is only applicable to incoming SSL connections. This should only be set if there is a specific reason to do so.

InBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be receiving. Increasing the value of the InBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the InBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

InBufferSize is shared among incoming connections. When the property is set, the corresponding value is set for incoming connections as they are accepted. Existing connections are not modified.

KeepAliveInterval:   The retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.

A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgement is received from the remote host the keep-alive packet will be re-sent. This setting specifies the interval at which the successive keep-alive packets are sent in milliseconds. This system default if this value is not specified here is 1 second. This setting is applicable to all connections.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java or MAC.

KeepAliveRetryCount:   The number of keep-alive packets to be sent before the remotehost is considered disconnected.

When set, TCPKeepAlive will automatically be set to true. A TCP keep-alive packet will be sent after a period of inactivity as defined by KeepAliveTime. If no acknowledgement is received from the remote host the keep-alive packet will be re-sent. This setting specifies the number of times that the keep-alive packets will be re-sent before the remote host is considered disconnected. The system default if this value is not specified here is 9.

Note: This configuration setting is only available in the Unix platform, and isn't supported in Mac OS or FreeBSD.

KeepAliveTime:   The inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.

By default the operating system will determine the time a connection is idle before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent. This system default if this value is not specified here is 2 hours. In many cases a shorter interval is more useful. Set this value to the desired interval in milliseconds. This setting is applicable to all connections.

Note: This value is not applicable in Java.

MaxConnections:   The maximum number of connections available.

The maximum number of connections available. This property must be set before Listening is set to True, and once set, it can no longer be changed for the current instance of the class. The maximum value for this setting is 100,000 connections. Use this setting with caution. Extremely large values may impact performance. The default value is 1000.

Note: Unix/Linux operating systems limit the number of simultaneous connections to 1024.

OutBufferSize:   The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.

This is the size of an internal queue in the TCP/IP stack. You can increase or decrease its size depending on the amount of data that you will be sending. Increasing the value of the OutBufferSize setting can provide significant improvements in performance in some cases.

Some TCP/IP implementations do not support variable buffer sizes. If that is the case, when the class is activated the OutBufferSize reverts to its defined size. The same happens if you attempt to make it too large or too small.

OutBufferSize is shared among incoming connections. When the property is set, the corresponding value is set for incoming connections as they are accepted. Existing connections are not modified.

TcpNoDelay:   Whether or not to delay when sending packets.

When true, the socket will send all data that is ready to send at once. When false, the socket will send smaller buffered packets of data at small intervals. This is known as the Nagle algorithm.

By default, this config is set to false.

UseIOCP:   Whether to use the completion port I/O model.

The default value is False. When set to True the class will use an I/O Completion Port to manage operations on sockets. A single completion port allows the asynchronous notification of network events on an entire group of sockets. This property must be set before Listening is set to True.

Nothing else is required to begin accepting IOCP connections. One major benefit to using this model is there will be no thread blocked waiting for a request to complete. The system notifies the process via an Asynchronous Procedure Call (APC) once the device driver finishes servicing the I/O request. IOCP allows a single I/O worker thread handle multiple clients' input/output "fairly".

Note: When set to True, this setting will automatically set UseWindowsMessages to False.

UseIPv6:   Whether to use IPv6.

When set to 0 (default), the class will use IPv4 exclusively. When set to 1, the class will use IPv6 exclusively. When set to 2, the class will listen for both IPv4 and IPv6 connections. If IPv6 is not available on the system, only IPv4 will be used. The default value is 0. Possible values are:

0 IPv4 Only
1 IPv6 Only
2 IPv6 and IPv4

UseWindowsMessages:   Whether to use the WSAAsyncSelect I/O model.

The default value is True, and the class will receive Windows message-based notification of network events. Turning on window message notification allows the application to get connect, send, receive, and socket closure network event notifications on a socket. This property must be set before Listening is set to True.

Nothing else is required to begin accepting connections using the Windows message queue. In high-traffic environments messages will be discarded if the queue fills up. Additionally, since a single window procedure will service all events on thousands of sockets, the Windows message queue is not scalable from a performance perspective.

If this setting is set to False, the class will instead use the Winsock select model instead.

Base Configuration Settings

BuildInfo:   Information about the product's build.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the product's build.

CodePage:   The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

The default code page is the Active Code Page (0).

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers:

IdentifierName
037IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada
437OEM - United States
500IBM EBCDIC - International
708Arabic - ASMO 708
709Arabic - ASMO 449+, BCON V4
710Arabic - Transparent Arabic
720Arabic - Transparent ASMO
737OEM - Greek (formerly 437G)
775OEM - Baltic
850OEM - Multilingual Latin I
852OEM - Latin II
855OEM - Cyrillic (primarily Russian)
857OEM - Turkish
858OEM - Multlingual Latin I + Euro symbol
860OEM - Portuguese
861OEM - Icelandic
862OEM - Hebrew
863OEM - Canadian-French
864OEM - Arabic
865OEM - Nordic
866OEM - Russian
869OEM - Modern Greek
870IBM EBCDIC - Multilingual/ROECE (Latin-2)
874ANSI/OEM - Thai (same as 28605, ISO 8859-15)
875IBM EBCDIC - Modern Greek
932ANSI/OEM - Japanese, Shift-JIS
936ANSI/OEM - Simplified Chinese (PRC, Singapore)
949ANSI/OEM - Korean (Unified Hangeul Code)
950ANSI/OEM - Traditional Chinese (Taiwan; Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
1026IBM EBCDIC - Turkish (Latin-5)
1047IBM EBCDIC - Latin 1/Open System
1140IBM EBCDIC - U.S./Canada (037 + Euro symbol)
1141IBM EBCDIC - Germany (20273 + Euro symbol)
1142IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway (20277 + Euro symbol)
1143IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden (20278 + Euro symbol)
1144IBM EBCDIC - Italy (20280 + Euro symbol)
1145IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain (20284 + Euro symbol)
1146IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom (20285 + Euro symbol)
1147IBM EBCDIC - France (20297 + Euro symbol)
1148IBM EBCDIC - International (500 + Euro symbol)
1149IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic (20871 + Euro symbol)
1200Unicode UCS-2 Little-Endian (BMP of ISO 10646)
1201Unicode UCS-2 Big-Endian
1250ANSI - Central European
1251ANSI - Cyrillic
1252ANSI - Latin I
1253ANSI - Greek
1254ANSI - Turkish
1255ANSI - Hebrew
1256ANSI - Arabic
1257ANSI - Baltic
1258ANSI/OEM - Vietnamese
1361Korean (Johab)
10000MAC - Roman
10001MAC - Japanese
10002MAC - Traditional Chinese (Big5)
10003MAC - Korean
10004MAC - Arabic
10005MAC - Hebrew
10006MAC - Greek I
10007MAC - Cyrillic
10008MAC - Simplified Chinese (GB 2312)
10010MAC - Romania
10017MAC - Ukraine
10021MAC - Thai
10029MAC - Latin II
10079MAC - Icelandic
10081MAC - Turkish
10082MAC - Croatia
12000Unicode UCS-4 Little-Endian
12001Unicode UCS-4 Big-Endian
20000CNS - Taiwan
20001TCA - Taiwan
20002Eten - Taiwan
20003IBM5550 - Taiwan
20004TeleText - Taiwan
20005Wang - Taiwan
20105IA5 IRV International Alphabet No. 5 (7-bit)
20106IA5 German (7-bit)
20107IA5 Swedish (7-bit)
20108IA5 Norwegian (7-bit)
20127US-ASCII (7-bit)
20261T.61
20269ISO 6937 Non-Spacing Accent
20273IBM EBCDIC - Germany
20277IBM EBCDIC - Denmark/Norway
20278IBM EBCDIC - Finland/Sweden
20280IBM EBCDIC - Italy
20284IBM EBCDIC - Latin America/Spain
20285IBM EBCDIC - United Kingdom
20290IBM EBCDIC - Japanese Katakana Extended
20297IBM EBCDIC - France
20420IBM EBCDIC - Arabic
20423IBM EBCDIC - Greek
20424IBM EBCDIC - Hebrew
20833IBM EBCDIC - Korean Extended
20838IBM EBCDIC - Thai
20866Russian - KOI8-R
20871IBM EBCDIC - Icelandic
20880IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Russian)
20905IBM EBCDIC - Turkish
20924IBM EBCDIC - Latin-1/Open System (1047 + Euro symbol)
20932JIS X 0208-1990 & 0121-1990
20936Simplified Chinese (GB2312)
21025IBM EBCDIC - Cyrillic (Serbian, Bulgarian)
21027Extended Alpha Lowercase
21866Ukrainian (KOI8-U)
28591ISO 8859-1 Latin I
28592ISO 8859-2 Central Europe
28593ISO 8859-3 Latin 3
28594ISO 8859-4 Baltic
28595ISO 8859-5 Cyrillic
28596ISO 8859-6 Arabic
28597ISO 8859-7 Greek
28598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
28599ISO 8859-9 Latin 5
28605ISO 8859-15 Latin 9
29001Europa 3
38598ISO 8859-8 Hebrew
50220ISO 2022 Japanese with no halfwidth Katakana
50221ISO 2022 Japanese with halfwidth Katakana
50222ISO 2022 Japanese JIS X 0201-1989
50225ISO 2022 Korean
50227ISO 2022 Simplified Chinese
50229ISO 2022 Traditional Chinese
50930Japanese (Katakana) Extended
50931US/Canada and Japanese
50933Korean Extended and Korean
50935Simplified Chinese Extended and Simplified Chinese
50936Simplified Chinese
50937US/Canada and Traditional Chinese
50939Japanese (Latin) Extended and Japanese
51932EUC - Japanese
51936EUC - Simplified Chinese
51949EUC - Korean
51950EUC - Traditional Chinese
52936HZ-GB2312 Simplified Chinese
54936Windows XP: GB18030 Simplified Chinese (4 Byte)
57002ISCII Devanagari
57003ISCII Bengali
57004ISCII Tamil
57005ISCII Telugu
57006ISCII Assamese
57007ISCII Oriya
57008ISCII Kannada
57009ISCII Malayalam
57010ISCII Gujarati
57011ISCII Punjabi
65000Unicode UTF-7
65001Unicode UTF-8

The following is a list of valid code page identifiers for Mac OS only:

IdentifierName
1ASCII
2NEXTSTEP
3JapaneseEUC
4UTF8
5ISOLatin1
6Symbol
7NonLossyASCII
8ShiftJIS
9ISOLatin2
10Unicode
11WindowsCP1251
12WindowsCP1252
13WindowsCP1253
14WindowsCP1254
15WindowsCP1250
21ISO2022JP
30MacOSRoman
10UTF16String
0x90000100UTF16BigEndian
0x94000100UTF16LittleEndian
0x8c000100UTF32String
0x98000100UTF32BigEndian
0x9c000100UTF32LittleEndian
65536Proprietary

LicenseInfo:   Information about the current license.

When queried, this setting will return a string containing information about the license this instance of a class is using. It will return the following information:

  • Product: The product the license is for.
  • Product Key: The key the license was generated from.
  • License Source: Where the license was found (e.g. RuntimeLicense, License File).
  • License Type: The type of license installed (e.g. Royalty Free, Single Server).
ProcessIdleEvents:   Whether the class uses its internal event loop to process events when the main thread is idle.

If set to False, the class will not fire internal idle events. Set this to false to use the class in a background thread on macOS. By default this setting is True.

SelectWaitMillis:   The length of time in milliseconds the class will wait when DoEvents is called if there are no events to process.

If there are no events to process when DoEvents is called, the class will wait for the amount of time specified here before returning. The default value is 20.

UseInternalSecurityAPI:   Tells the class whether or not to use the system security libraries or an internal implementation.

By default the class will use the system security libraries to perform cryptographic functions. Setting this to True tells the class to use the internal implementation instead of using the system's security API.

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