Re: SCP win2K3 to RH9 troubles
From: Kelly Martin (kel_at_securityfocus.com)
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:52:55 -0700 To: Bénoni MARTIN <Benoni.MARTIN@libertis.ga>, Security-Basics@securityfocus.com
Bénoni MARTIN wrote:
>I have to perform a daily scp from a Linux box (RH 9) to a Win2K3 box. The files and their directories change everyday, so I have to wrap scp in a script (Shell or Perl as I like both :) ).
>I tried to do this with a simple and usual command like:
> scp /..path_to_my_file.../ user@win2K3Box:/..path/
>but could not manage to make if work (no file downloaded), and no error message available even in verbose mode.
From the scp you listed above, it looks like you're trying to scp
*into* the Windows 2003 machine. Unless you're running cygwin or
similar, there's no daemon that will be listening.
I suspect you meant to reverse the parameters, above, and fetch the
Linux files from the Windows machine. In that case you probably want to
look at SSH key pairs to improve security and also allow for automation
of your script. Below are some articles I would suggest to show you how
to do this.
For the Windows box:
"Using PuTTYgen, the PuTTY key generator" -
>I tried then with sftp and psftp from windows, but cannot manage the trouble of avoiding a prompt asking me the password ...
Don't put the password in your scripts, obviously. Try something like
Pageant, Putty's version of ssh-agent:
"Using Pagent for authentication" -