SFTP uploads to the Ubuntu archive

Some time ago I had problems using ftp when uploading packages to upload.ubuntu.com (which stalled at about 13% for 100Mb uploads). Somehow sftp seems not to be affected by the problem. Here’s the relevant snippet to use in your ~/.dput.conf:

[ubuntu]
fqdn = upload.ubuntu.com
method = sftp
incoming = ubuntu
login = <YOURUSERNAME>
allow_unsigned_uploads = 0

I’ve found sftp to be much more reliable, at least with my (less than stellar) internet connection.

One thought on “SFTP uploads to the Ubuntu archive

  1. FTP has a separate control TCP connection. If you’re doing a long upload, that control connection often dies (esp. if there is NAT or stateful firewall with a smallish connection-tracking cache between you and the other side)

    SFTP does everyhing in side one ssh connection.

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