FW: 2 sftp questions

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Sat Mar 19 10:27:15 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 18:16 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> | On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 00:59 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> || I got sftp working, today. I have two questions I can't seem
> || to answer: 1)   I first got it going by using the command line
> || in a terminal window. For another reason, I happened to be in
> || root. I connected and was able to log in after clicking past
> || the warning message about the unknown key and putting in my
> || username and password. Later on, I discovered how to do this
> || with gftp, also from root. Later on, when I tried to do this
> || with my username, I couldn't get in, getting a message that
> || the key couldn't be identified or something - so, my first
> || question is, is it a good idea to be logging in as root, and
> || if not, how do get past the warning?
> |
> | Please post the exact error message you got. I would avoid
> | logging in as root if at all possible.
> |
> Here are the results from logging in as root vs as user:
>  From user:
> The authenticity of host ' (' can't be 
> established.
> RSA key fingerprint is b1:29:73:c2:26:c6:1f:6b:83:5a:cd:80:bd:bd:2d:be.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
> Warning: Permanently added '' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
> Connection closed by
> Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer

Does a user account of the same name exist on the remote machine?

Does logging in to the remote machine as "root" work?

$ sftp root at

Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>

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