MFT target using SFTP remote failing with proxy
(Doc ID 2440982.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Applies to:SOA Suite Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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MFT Target using sFTP Remote Failing with Proxy
Attempting to connect to remote SFTP server through a forward proxy via an MFT ‘Target’ for transferring files from MFT.
The transfer errors with:
Error occurred while reading metadata of file  from endpoint [SFTPEndPoint: Host:, Port:, User:, Folder:].
The error description is:
In the log files java stack trace shows connection time out.
On using a forward proxy as outbound connections directly from MFT have been blocked.
Connecting to the server via the forward proxy from the MFT command line is successful:
sftp -o "ProxyCommand /usr/bin/nc -x : %h %p" @
MFT Transfer ’Source’ Configuration using Proxy
Source Type: sFTP Remote
- Host Name:
- Control Port: 22
- User Name:
- Authentication Type: Password
*** Advanced Properties:
** Proxy Settings:
- Host Name:
Network engineers have confirmed that traffic from MFT is going direct to the host and not via the forward proxy.
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