Eric on 3 Aug 2009 15:47:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] sftp weirdness

sean finney wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 08:03:04PM -0400, Eric wrote:
>> Ah yes!  This is a good idea.  Several years ago I had trouble with ssh 
>> because of this kind of thing.
>> Unfortunately, I tried your suggestion but no joy... sftp still exits 
>> right after it starts.
> if you do "ssh user@host true" does it produce anything on stdout/stderr?
> stuff like login scripts spitting out /etc/issue or /etc/motd can cause
> problems in my experience.
> 	sean
I tried that command and it simply returns me to my prompt without logging me in to the server.  There was no discernable output.

Now... when I log in with ssh I get this:

Linux master1.vps 2.6.18-128.1.1.el5.028stab062.3 #1 SMP Sun May 10 18:54:51 MSD 2009 i686

The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by
applicable law.

To access official Ubuntu documentation, please visit:
Last login: Sun Aug  2 22:49:36 2009 from

In my testing I moved .bashrc to .bashrc-skip and sftp still did not work.


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