configuration problem: ssh working but not sftp

Charles D. Russell
Thu Sep 27 05:07:00 GMT 2007

Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Charles D. Russell wrote:
>> Why does ssh work but not sftp?   What is wrong with my configuration?
>> sftp works OK in the other direction, from sony06 to dell03.
>> cdr@dell03 ~/cygarc
>> $ sftp sony06
>> Connecting to sony06...
>> Received message too long 1920298606
>> cdr@dell03 ~/cygarc
>> $ ssh sony06
>> Last login: Wed Sep 26 20:05:06 2007 from dell03
>> Fanfare!!!
>> You are successfully logged in to this server!!!
> When you connect via ssh, you get a login shell.  When you connect via
> sftp, you get a non-login shell, which communicates with the sftp command
> via standard output.  Make sure your non-login shell doesn't print
> anything (say, from .bashrc).

Yes, echo from .bashrc was the problem.
> FWIW, 1920298606 in hex is 72756E6E (which also spells "runn").
> Coincidence? ;-)



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