MariaDB FTP/SFTP/WebDAV Server

The MariaDB Foundation has provided a secure FTP, SFTP and WebDAV server which can be used to upload files to be used by MariaDB developers, for example table structure and data for bug reports.

Here is an explanation of the folders tree:

  • The public folder is for files that the MariaDB developers want to give the public access to (patches, samples etc).
  • The private folder is for uploads. Files uploaded there can only be accessed by MariaDB developers. You will not be able to see your upload and this folder does not allow downloads. This is done to protect any sensitive information which may be in test results, mysqld & core files. Upload those into this folder
  • The secret folder is for private downloads. Files in this folder are not visible so you will need the complete filename to successfully download a file from this folder.

To share files with MariaDB developers, upload it into the private directory with either:

  • SFTP client (scp), enter 'anonymous' as the password:
scp MDEV-XXXXX.tgz [email protected]:private/
([email protected]) Password: 
MDEV-XXXXX.tgz                                                          100%  152KB 218.8KB/s   00:00    
scp: remote fsetstat: Permission denied

You can ignore the 'fsetstat: Permission denied' error.

  • WebDAV client (curl):
curl -T MDEV-XXXXX.tgz -u anonymous:anonymous
  • FTP client (lftp); enter 'anonymous' as the password:
lftp -u anonymous -e 'put  MDEV-XXXXX.tgz'
cd ok, cwd=/private                                            
put: Access failed: 550 Issue during transfer: network error: error transferring data: read tcp
[...] read: connection reset by peer (MDEV-XXXXX.tgz)

You can ignore the 'network error'.

Note for MariaDB developers: please request your access to the SFTP service if not already at [email protected] (provide public SSH key and username). You will then be able to access the service with:

sftp [email protected]

or with HTTPS at


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