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faq:misc13 [2011/04/30 17:33] (current)
clemens created
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 +[13] WHY DOES SFTP / SCP STOP WORKING FOR ME?
  
 +     To use SFTP or SCP you must first be an ARPA member. ​ If you are
 +     an ARPA member, then please continue reading.
 +
 +     What did you change? ​ Both sftp and scp use '​sftp-server'​ via the
 +     ssh session you establish. ​ Any output from the /etc/motd and
 +     your ENV setup files (.login, .profile .. et cetera) are read 
 +     into a buffer and not output to your SFTP / SCP client. ​ Because
 +     of this, the server may exit abruptly citing:
 +    ​
 +     ​Received message too long 778199659
 +
 +     /​etc/​motd is always kept to just a few lines to accomodate users
 +     who like to have '​fortune'​ or the output of other programs displayed
 +     when they login. ​ The result can be sporatic use of SFTP/​SCP.  ​
 +
 +     The best bet is to just not display a large amount of data when you
 +     login (such as the process table, who is logged in or who has logged
 +     in for the past 6 months).  ​
 +</​code>​
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