Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

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What is the connection information to upload files to my web site?

How do I upload my content to my site?

Can I access my web site via ssh?

What directory do I upload my web site's files to?

What hostname should I use for SSH/SFTP?

How do I connect to the shell with ssh?

Why do I have to enable FTP in two places to get it to work?

What is SFTP?

Can I configure my ssh connection to use a public key?

I tried to SFTP to and it failed. Why?

What are the fingerprints for the NearlyFreeSpeech.NET ssh keys?

The current keys are:

Ed25519 (256 bit)
SHA256: 52JfRUFuT6UWh9jfWYnLensuRn9no6ucwM3ekbjyPFc
MD5: bc:53:6c:e0:9e:b4:e6:d7:5d:20:07:01:63:d9:cb:e5
ECDSA (256 bit)
SHA256: a+Ny0PLkKhm80+5kqzqfVXIlbkQpn/CpMMrzurd8sDI
MD5: d0:d8:b4:2b:03:60:44:55:9d:ee:83:10:ad:6f:d2:f0
RSA (4096 bit)
SHA256: 7WCr3k7tjnbA2OhynZ0k7SP6r1bUdeoP8VPdFRURaSg
MD5: fc:89:a1:64:74:70:a4:82:58:c1:73:4e:72:59:63:56

If your client is giving you key fingerprints in MD5 format, check your settings (e.g., FingerprintHash sha256) or update your ssh client.

What do I do if I have problems with FTP?

What if I think the name of your ssh server is too long?

I can connect to NearlyFreeSpeech.NET just fine, so why is your SFTP or ssh server unreachable or timing out?

Is automated FTP access to the system allowed?

Is automated SSH/SFTP access to the system allowed?