Is there a portable SSH server? By portable I mean:

  • It doesn't need to install/configure or anything like that.
  • It comes with its own hardcoded public/private keys so I don't need to setup anything (it doesn't need to be truly secure, just very, very portable and easy to run).

Something like run_sftp_server --root . --port 1234 and then I am able to connect with FileZilla, I download my files and then turn it off.

I don't want to setup public/private keys, run at as daemon or anything else like that.

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You may want to take a look at Syncplify.me MicroServer!. It fits all requirements in your description. Disclaimer: I am one of the developers of this software.


Try Rebex Tiny SFTP Server. Just unzip it and run. It's free even for commercial purposes.

You can configure it a bit, but it's not needed if you don't want to.

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