Accessing the Firewall Filesystem with SCP¶
Files may be transferred to and from the firewall with
scp, which is part of
the functionality that comes with having ssh access enabled.
To connect to the firewall with SCP for file transfers, use the
with the same credentials as
admin, or a user account with sufficient
In most recent builds, the
admin account can also be used for
scp, but using
root is still the best practice.
Users with shell access may transfer files, as well as users with the User - System - Copy files privilege.
Users other than
root can only transfer or write files for which
their account has permission to read or modify.
Any SCP/SFTP-compatible program may be used to transfer files. Popular choices
scp, FileZilla, and WinSCP.
An example: Logged into a FreeBSD machine, copy a file from
/tmp on a remote
firewall to the current local working directory:
myuser@somebox:~/$ scp firstname.lastname@example.org:/tmp/lan-traffic.rrd-4h.png .
scp is failing with the error
Illegal option -t or printing a usage
message, check that the connection is using the
root account, as mentioned