Subject: Problems with scp against Solaris
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From: Jan Danielsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/14/2006 14:11:11
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What does NetBSD's scp have in common with PuTTY's pscp?
A long time ago (something like two years ago) I could use pscp to
copy files to/from my university account. Suddenly, it stopped working.
pscp asks for my password, I enter it, and then it just sets there..
Doing nothing. Until I kill it manually. WinSCP works fine, though.
Now I have started migrating to my NetBSD system as my primary
desktop, and I thought that since I'm no longer using pscp, I would be
able to copy stuff easily from the command line again.
But to my big surprise, it doesn't work in NetBSD either(!). When I
run scp to copy something, it sits there for a while, prints a fortune,
and then exits -- no files transferred.
Again, WinSCP on my Windows-system works, and it should be noted that
I'm not having any problems with (p)scp (Windows or NetBSD) against any
Does anyone recognize this behavior? Was it something I did, or could
the problem be in the Solaris system at the university?
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