Can't connect to ssh host with Emacs tramp

Ken Brown
Fri Jan 5 01:15:00 GMT 2018

On 1/4/2018 5:42 PM, David Karr wrote:
> I've reviewed some of the Emacs tramp documentation, but I'm not sure
> what the issue is.
> If I'm using Cygwin, I don't need the putty components for this, do I?

No, I make ssh connections through Emacs tramp without putty.

> When I attempt to open a text file in my homedir on a remote host,
> which I can ssh to (passwordless) from the shell, it just times out.
> The *Messages* buffer shows this (fqhn is the hostname):
> ------------------
> Tramp: Opening connection for fqhn using scp...
> Tramp: Sending command ‘exec ssh   -o ControlMaster=auto -o
> ControlPath='tramp.%C' -o ControlPersist=no -e none fqhn’
> Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell...
> Timeout reached, see buffer ‘*tramp/scp fqhn*’ for details
> Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell...failed
> Tramp: Opening connection for fqhn using scp...failed
> -----------------------
> There doesn't appear to be a buffer named "*tramp/scp fqhn*".

Sorry, I don't know enough about tramp to diagnose this.  Maybe it would 
help if you would say exactly what commands you gave.  And does the 
problem occur if you start with 'emacs -Q'?


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