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Bug 159256 - SFTP subsystem doesn't work.
Summary: SFTP subsystem doesn't work.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openssh
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-31 21:40 UTC by Ali-Reza Anghaie
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-26 02:02:48 UTC
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Description Ali-Reza Anghaie 2005-05-31 21:40:24 UTC
Description of problem:

SFTP subsystem doesn't work. Fails silently while SCP works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try inbound SFTP on a stock RHEL 4 machine.
Actual results:

SFTP inbound fails.

Expected results:

SFTP inbound should work.

Additional info:

All it does is create nice secure log entries like:

May ## ##:##:## hostname sshd[11537]: subsystem request for sftp

And nothing else. The client fails to connect regardless of client. SCP works
fine. No process I can see via ps or top seems to actually be launched on the
server side. Haven't tried tracing or debug mode yet, will update with debug
after I get these mass migrations done via SCP first.

Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2005-06-06 13:28:25 UTC
I couldn't reproduce this problem here do you have more information? F. E. exact
commands which fail, architecture of the HW, the debugging logs and so on.

Comment 5 Ali-Reza Anghaie 2005-06-26 02:02:48 UTC
The problem seems to be unique to when I'm using a WinSCP client. The logging
shows nothing useful, it just drops. Verbose doesn't help either.... just
*poof*. I haven't captured a session via Ethereal but I'm unsure that's going to
be fruitful. Since it's unique to the WinSCP client (tried various versions
too), I'm closing this bug.

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