Re: Enabling SFTP under Debian 4.0r0
On Jul 6, 2007, at 11:54 PM, Kent West wrote:
On Jul 6, 2007, at 10:04 PM, Kent West wrote:
Again, what happens when you attempt to connect from/to the same
Both the remote terminal and local terminal give the same error.
(Request for subsystem... blah blah blah)
If that works, try from the Mac Terminal instead of Fugu and let us
know the results.
I think at this point I'd try "aptitude purge ssh && aptitude install
ssh", from the command line. (It's irrational, I know, but I just
don't trust Synaptic as much as I do aptitude.)
I'll try that.... Seems ssh wasn't installed beforehand (aptitude purge
ssh had no effect) though it still dosen't work after installing ssh. I
suppose I need to restart now though right?
Does the error occur after entering your password, or before you even
get a password prompt?
After entering the password. Tried it three times then get the error
But you can ssh fine? What about scp?
Yup, I didn't know about scp before >_> That solves half my problem
though, I still need sftp to work...
You might "tail /var/log/auth.log" for clues.
All that tells me is there was a ssh session opened for root then
closed a second later. No error messages or anything useful.
Can you verify that /usr/bin/sshd is running (as opposed to some other
sshd)? As in:
westk[@westk03]:/home/westk> ps ax | grep ss[h]
17652 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
I get no output for ss[h], but for ssh I get:
fox@foxpaws:~$ ps ax | grep ssh
11703 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep ssh
Not sure if that's meaningful or even what you were looking for. I
didn't run it as root though, so that might have something to do with
Running as root I see:
11746 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch
Also, I don't know if this is related, but attempting to connect
through ssh as root gets a "Bad Password" message, yet the password
is accepted when used locally.
IIRC, it used to be that sshd_config had "PermitRootLogin=no", but I
think in more recent times it's set to yes (which seems unwise to me).