I finally decommissioned my File Transporter devices. I’ve been on borrowed time with them since support ended in September 2017, and the software was in rough shape on iOS 12 and macOS 10.14.
I grabbed this shot last week, walking home from the coffee shop during the snowstorm.
As I noted previously, I only allow SFTP connections to my server with SSH keys. As of Mojave,
ssh-keygenuses a new default key file format that is causing trouble for me on non-Mojave sources. By adding
-m PENto the call, you can force the use of the older PEM private key format:
ssh-keygen -m PEM -b 2048 -t rsa -f id_rsa_uniquename -P ""
In order for File Explorer Pro to use the SSH key file from the Files extension, the file needs to be in the app’s
/Local/folder, as opposed to
/Local/On My iPhone/.
- Even though the popover bar includes a ‘Favorite’ button, adding folders on from your SFTP destination to the Files ‘Favorites’ set is not supported by the app.