Re: Error: "Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?" - thanks!

From: Carlo Luciano Bianco (
Date: 03/28/04

Date: 28 Mar 2004 11:10:24 GMT

"Michael Favor" <> wrote in

> "Carlo Luciano Bianco" <> wrote in message
> news:Xns94B870319C35clbiancotiscalinetit@
>> Such a problem may happen if the server sends "extra" messages after
>> the login, e.g. warning you that the password is expiring in 2 weeks.
>> If you connect to that server with an interactive shell, what do you
>> see after the login? Are there differences with what you see on a
>> server where SFTP works?
> This was an excellent suggestion. I had been using the very nice WinSCP
> client,

Me too, that's why I get your same error message one time every 6 months
(which is my password lifetime)... ;-)

> but when I connected to the remote host by using the "SSH"
> command from the CYGWIN command prompt, I was able to see right away
> what the problem was. Those "extra" messages provided just the
> information I needed.
> Thanks for the hint, Carlo!

I'm glad it was helpful, Michael!

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