Re: scp fails - excepted on very small files

From: Neil Dickey (
Date: 11/20/03

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    Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:38:03 -0600 (CST)

    Alexandre Courbot <> wrote:

    >When trying to scp or sftp some files, from machine A to machine B, I can get
    >the connection created but the file doesn't transfer. Instead it remains
    >stalled all the time.
    > [ ... ]
    >However, I don't have this problem if I copy a very small file of a few bytes.
    >In this case everything works fine. ssh is also working great.

    I'm not an authority on these matters, but when I had a problem with
    exactly the same symptoms using SSH ( !=OPENSSH ) it was caused by a
    mismatch in versions between the client software and the servers. I
    had updated the clients, but couldn't do the servers because there was
    a problem with the source code that prevented those packages from
    compiling. When that got fixed and I replaced the servers, all was

    Have you put a sniffer on the connection to see what's actually passing
    between the client and server machines?

    Offered FWIW.

    Best regards,

    Neil Dickey, Ph.D.
    Research Associate/Sysop
    Geology Department
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, Illinois

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