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Re: Using WinSCP to connect to Cisco Catalyst 3750G switches

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Seb Spiers

Using WinSCP to connect to Cisco Catalyst 3750G switches

I am trying to connect to Cisco Catalyst 3750G switches to both copy config and firmware onto the switch. I've enabled scp on the switch and configured a local account.
I can connect and authenticate to the switch but do not get a directory listing.
I get a timeout after a short while with the error "Error skipping start-up message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application (BASH is recommended)".
I've tried all of the shell options in WinSCP by default but no success.

Can anyone advise where I'm going wrong?

The switches are running ether 12.5 or 15.5 IOS versions.

Any advice is much appreciated.