sean finney on 3 Aug 2009 18:36:02 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] sftp weirdness

On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 06:46:47PM -0400, Eric wrote:
> In my testing I moved .bashrc to .bashrc-skip and sftp still did not work.

how about temporarily moving all your startup scripts out of the way:

* .bashrc
* .bash_profile
* .profile
* .login

also, if you've made any system-wide changes in your default startup/login
files (/etc/{profile,bashrc}), now would be a good time to comment them
out to see if it changes anything :)

if the previously suggested command (the ssh ... true) didn't produce any
output, this might be barking up the wrong tree though... but at least it's
easy to do to find out.

oh, and another wacky idea is you could try changing your user's default
login shell to something like tcsh (just momentarily) and then trying
to login to really rule out the possibility that it's your bash/sh startup
files causing the breakage.

but otherwise you might want to crank up your sshd's syslog settings (see 
SyslogFacility and LogLevel in sshd_config(5)) for error messages, maybe it 
can't launch the sftp subsystem at all for some reason?  also, do you have a
line something like:

	Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server

in your /etc/sshd_config?

just a few more thoughts anyway...



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