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Error generating directory listings

There is a bug in the latest build of winSCP(3.7.5 build 294) where directory listings are not properly parsed and cause errors. This happens in both interfaces (explorer or norton-like).

The server I am connecting to via SCP is running OSF1 V5.1 2650 alpha (obtained from uname -a).

Here is the relevant portion of the log:

. Cached directory change via "public_html" to "/net/nfs6/vol1/homes/rcote/public_html".
. Getting current directory name.
. Listing current directory.
. Locating to cached directory "/net/nfs6/vol1/homes/rcote/public_html".
. There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
. There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
> cd "/net/nfs6/vol1/homes/rcote/public_html" ; echo "WinSCP: this is end-of-file:$status"
. Waiting for another 1 bytes
< WinSCP: this is end-of-file:0
. There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
. There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
> ls -la ; echo "WinSCP: this is end-of-file:$status"
. Waiting for another 1 bytes
< total 21104
< drwxrwxr-x 5 rcote swissprot 4096 Jun 15 11:57 .
< drwxr-x--x 8 rcote swissprot 4096 Jun 2 17:08 ..
< drwxrwxr-x 2 rcote swissprot 4096 May 20 09:58 cgi-bin
< -rw-rw-r-- 1 rcote swissprot 23567 May 12 12:10 index.html
< -rw-r--r-- 1 rcote swissprot21539891 Jun 17 10:36 mzDataConvert.zip
< drwxrwxr-x 2 rcote swissprot 4096 May 17 13:34 ontology-db
< drwxrwxr-x 2 rcote swissprot 4096 May 20 17:26 uml
< WinSCP: this is end-of-file:0
* (ECommand) Error listing directory '/net/nfs6/vol1/homes/rcote/public_html'.
* Unexpected directory listing line '-rw-r--r-- 1 rcote swissprot21539891 Jun 17 10:36 mzDataConvert.zip'.

This bug is repeatable in any directory where the filesize and usergroup are not separated by a whitespace.

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Re: Error generating directory listings

Please try SFTP instead of SCP.
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I'm getting this with SFTP

I'm attempting to test WinSCP against our SFTP server and getting the following errors:
Version 3 of the protocol:
Error listing directory SFTP Packet (112,33184,11597)
Version 4 or 5
Error decoding SFTP Packet (39,4,39)

If you can give me some idea as to what the actual problem is, we can help make sure that our software works together.

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Additional information on the error I'm getting

From the tail end of the log file with debug 2:
> 2005-06-21 11:20:21.506 Type: SSH_FXP_READDIR, Size: 17, Number: 1804
> 2005-06-21 11:20:21.506 0C,00,00,07,0C,00,00,00,08,00,8F,11,80,00,8F,9A,28,
. 2005-06-21 11:20:21.506 There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
. 2005-06-21 11:20:21.506 Waiting for another 4 bytes
. 2005-06-21 11:20:21.506 Looking for incoming data
. 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 Select result is 1
< 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 Type: SSH_FXP_STATUS, Size: 22, Number: 1804
< 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 65,00,00,07,0C,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,03,45,4F,46,00,00,00,02,65,6E,
< 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 Status/error code: 1
> 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 Type: SSH_FXP_CLOSE, Size: 17, Number: 2052
> 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 04,00,00,08,04,00,00,00,08,00,8F,11,80,00,8F,9A,28,
. 2005-06-21 11:20:21.526 There are 0 bytes remaining in the send buffer
* 2005-06-21 11:20:21.536 (Exception) Error decoding SFTP packet (39, 4, 39).
. 2005-06-21 11:20:23.619 Closing connection.

The debug log for the server indicates that the FXP_CLOSE operation completed successfully, and a SSH_FX_OK status should have been sent.
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Re: I'm getting this with SFTP

whalenr wrote:

I'm attempting to test WinSCP against our SFTP server and getting the following errors:
Version 3 of the protocol:
Error listing directory SFTP Packet (112,33184,11597)
There's not such error in WinSCP, IFAIK. Wasn't it "Error listing directory. Error decoding SFTP Packet" or something similar?
Version 4 or 5
Error decoding SFTP Packet (39,4,39)
I have no idea how this could happened. I have just sent you an email with link to debug version.
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Yngve
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Same error

I have the same error. It seems that I get the error in all folders where I have files bigger than 100MB. From your error-log it seems like it is this line causing the error:

-rw-r--r-- 1 rcote swissprot21539891 Jun 17 10:36 mzDataConvert.zip

The group name and file size is "melting" together when typing ls -all: swissprot21539891, I think WinSCP tries to calculate the size of a file from "swissprot21539891" an generate the error.

Another example:

Unexpected directory listing line '-rwxrw---- 1 guest everyone734693376 Nov 12 2005 Karl.avi'.

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Re: Error generating directory listings

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This bug is repeatable in any directory where the filesize and usergroup are not separated by a whitespace.

Ah! Didn't read all of your post :-) Seems like we have same conclusion. Is there any fix for this bug?

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Re: Error generating directory listings

Ah! Didn't read all of your post :-) Seems like we have same conclusion. Is there any fix for this bug?
Use SFTP if possible.
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Is it possible to do a check against digits?

Check if it’s an integer value, backwards. I.e. swissprot21539891, would test 1,9,… until it hits first character ‘t’ and then escapes with a FileSize = substr(lsFileSize, -8)

Would have been nice :-)

I could maybe help if you point out for me where to start in the source.

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Think I have located the code that needs to be modified. I'm not a C++ developer, so I'm not sure if I should try to modify anything.

If we do the test the other way around, from size to group, I think we could make WinSCP handle files bigger than 100MB. What do you think?

\core\RemoteFiles.cpp line 651-663

    do
    {
      FGroup += Col;
      GETCOL;
      assert(!Col.IsEmpty());
      // for devices etc.. there is additional column ending by comma, we ignore it
      if (Col[Col.Length()] == ',') GETCOL;
      ASize = StrToInt64Def(Col, -1);
      // if it's not a number (file size) we take it as part of group name
      // (at least on CygWin, there can be group with space in its name)
      if (ASize < 0) Col = " " + Col;
    }
    while (ASize < 0);    

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Yngve Bergheim wrote:

Think I have located the code that needs to be modified. I'm not a C++ developer, so I'm not sure if I should try to modify anything.

If we do the test the other way around, from size to group, I think we could make WinSCP handle files bigger than 100MB. What do you think?
I'll give it a try :-)
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bug stilll present in 3.8.2 (Build 330)

I'm still seeing the mentioned "directory listing" bug in 3.8.2 (Build 330)

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I am constantly getting similar bug but can't determine its nature. I tried various settings but every time this bug prevented me from doing anything with remote files but for staring at their names in the log. Here is a part of log, that seems to be about it:

ls -la ; echo "WinSCP: this is end-of-file:$status"
total 85
drwxr-xr-x 32 root 1024 Jul 16 2003 .
drwxr-xr-x 32 root 1024 Jul 16 2003 ..
drwx--x--- 7 root 512 Oct 29 22:17 .root
drwxr-xr-x 2 root 512 Mar 1 1999 TT_DB
drwxr-xr-x 2 root 512 Jan 8 2005 anonftp
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 atlas
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 9 Aug 30 1997 bin -> ./usr/bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 root 512 Dec 14 1998 cache
drwxr-xr-x 11 130 512 Oct 10 2001 cern
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 9 Apr 19 1998 core -> /dev/null
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 data
drwxrwxr-x 16 root 4608 Nov 17 10:28 dev
Detected incoming data while idle
drwxrwxr-x 4 root 512 Aug 30 1997 devices
drwxrwxr-x 27 root 3072 Nov 17 10:28 etc
drwxrwxr-x 5 root 512 Oct 22 1997 export
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 6 Nov 17 14:49 home
drwxrwxrwt 4 root 512 Nov 17 14:46 junk
drwxr-xr-x 9 root 512 Feb 8 1998 kernel
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 9 Aug 30 1997 lib -> ./usr/lib
drwx------ 2 root 8192 Aug 30 1997 lost+found
drwxrwxr-x 2 root 512 Aug 30 1997 mnt
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 net
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 nomad
drwxr-xr-x 20 root 1024 Aug 7 2003 opt
drwxr-xr-x 5 root 512 Aug 3 2000 platform
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 31680 Nov 17 14:49 proc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 12 Apr 7 2002 pub -> /home/nuweb/
drwxrwxr-x 2 root 512 Oct 16 2000 sbin
drwxrwxrwt 39 root 2048 Nov 17 14:33 scratch
drwxr-xr-x 9 root 512 Nov 21 2002 share
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 shome
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 13 Feb 21 2002 tftpboot -> /opt/tftpboot
drwxrwxrwt 7 sys 632 Nov 17 14:49 tmp
drwxrwxr-x 37 root 1024 Jul 16 2003 usr
drwxr-xr-x 27 root 1024 Aug 7 2003 var
drwxr-xr-x 2 root 512 Aug 30 1997 vol
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 17 Apr 7 2002 www -> /home/nuweb/httpd
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root 2 Nov 17 14:49 xfn
WinSCP: this is end-of-file:0
(ECommand) Error listing directory '/'.
Unexpected directory listing line 'drwxr-xr-x 32 root 1024 Jul 16 2003 .'.

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Anonymous wrote:

I am constantly getting similar bug but can't determine its nature. I tried various settings but every time this bug prevented me from doing anything with remote files but for staring at their names in the log.
Use SFTP or try to enable option Alias LS to display group name.
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Re: bug stilll present in 3.8.2 (Build 330)

kevino wrote:

I'm still seeing the mentioned "directory listing" bug in 3.8.2 (Build 330)

I just tried 4.0.4 and apparently this bug is still present. Kind of annoying. And I don't have an SFTP server running, so that's not an option. And yes, I do have "Alias LS to display group name" enabled. Does not fix it either.

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Re: bug stilll present in 3.8.2 (Build 330)

I just tried 4.0.4 and apparently this bug is still present. Kind of annoying. And I don't have an SFTP server running, so that's not an option. And yes, I do have "Alias LS to display group name" enabled. Does not fix it either.
There's too many different issues mentioned in this thread. Which one do you mean?
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Re: Error generating directory listings

For list of reasons WinSCP cannot parse directory listing and possible resolutions, see documentation.
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