Topic "WinSCP vs F-Secure on Windows XP/2000"

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Firstly I am very new to all of this and so i hope this is a simple config problem or something I have missed! and secondly I'll apologise now for any idiot questions I ask! Crying or Very sad

I have an XP machine (will be a 2000 server) with F-Secure's SSH running on it and using the F-Secure client I can connect perfectly using password only (I'll try the whole key thing after I get this working!).

We would like to use WinSCP as the client but I just keep getting the following message when I attempt a connection:

"Error skipping startup message. Not connected!"

If I try and login with the logging enabled I get the following:

. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
. WinSCP Version 2.2.0 (Build 122)
. Login time: 25 February 2003 16:52:17
. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
. Session name: ftptest@myhost
. Host name: myhost (Port: 22)
. User name: ftptest (Password: Yes, Key file: No)
. SSH protocol version: 1; Compression: No
. Agent forwarding: No; TIS/CryptoCard: No; KI: Yes
. Ciphers: aes,blowfish,3des,WARN,des; Ssh2DES: No
. Ping interval: 0 sec (0 = off); Timeout: 15 sec
. SSH Bugs: A,A,A,A,A,A,A,
. Proxy: none
. Return code variable: Autodetect; Lookup user groups: Yes
. Shell: default, EOL: 0
. Local directory: default, Remote directory: home, Update: No
. Clear aliases: Yes, Unset nat.vars: Yes
. Alias LS: No, Ign LS warn: Yes, Scp1 Comp: No
. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
. Looking up host "myhost"
. Connecting to port 22
. Server version: SSH-2.0-3.2.0 F-Secure SSH Windows NT Server
. We claim version: SSH-2.0-PuTTY-Local: Jan 26 2003 11:53:20
. Using SSH protocol version 2
. Doing Diffie-Hellman key exchange
. Host key fingerprint is:
. ssh-dss 2048 46:27:69:45:35:f6:40:8e:14:1b:d2:84:94:b0:12:c8
. Initialised AES-256 client->server encryption
. Initialised AES-256 server->client encryption
. Sent password
! Access denied
. Access denied
. Sent password
. Access granted
. Opened channel for session
. Started a shell/command
. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
. Doing startup conversation with host (shell).
. Skipping host startup message (if any).
> echo "WinSCP: this is end-of-file:0"

. Server sent command exit status 268589648
* (ESshFatal) Error skipping startup message.

(Quick note: I have changed the IP address of the host and the host name to protect the innocent!)

Hope someone can help...

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Please make sure, that your shell is compatible with WinSCP. WinSCP requires UNIX-like shell. I have no experiences with F-Secure, but on OpenSSH for Windows, it is only necessary to specify /bin/bash on Shell tab of Login dialog.
Martin Prikryl
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See documentation for details about "Error skipping startup message" error.
Martin Prikryl

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