Auto change from SFTP to SCP or a button to re-connect with SCP.

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Auto change from SFTP to SCP or a button to re-connect with SCP.

Hi,

I'm using an external tool to open the WinSCP using the command line. In this case, the URL used is "SFTP://...". However, in some cases the server to connect is SCP only. Then a window indicating the error appears when connecting. But NO BUTTON or another option to reconnect with the other protocol.

So, it's possible to add a new button with the option "Reconnect with SCP", or add one autoreconnect option changing to SCP ?

Thank you!

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Re: Auto change from SFTP to SCP or a button to re-connect with SCP.

Sorry, this makes no sense to me. You have to know what protocol you need to use and tell WinSCP upfront.

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Re: Auto change from SFTP to SCP or a button to re-connect with SCP.

martin wrote:

Sorry, this makes no sense to me. You have to know what protocol you need to use and tell WinSCP upfront.

Sorry, I feel it has sense!

Please think on this environment: You use an external tool that stablish one SSH session (in fact, a simple terminal tool). This tool has the option to start a WinSCP senssion using the command line: "winscp sftp://user@server -pw pass". Until here all has sense and it's implemented.

What's the problem? The server can have support for SFTP and/or SCP. And the client tool can't determine this before calling to the WinSCP, as the connection is a plain (terminal) SSH session. So the command is every time using the "sftp://" protocol by default.

Then what I request is a "simple" solution: Add a new button in the error window to try to use the other alternative protocol. That's very simple. If the command line uses "sftp://" and the connection fails, then a third button can be use for trying with "scp://". Futhermore, if the "scp://" fails then the button can be used to try with "sftp://".

You don't need to make a huge change. Just to add a new button to "reconnect" using the other protocol. Simple and effective!

Please, reconsider your response.
Thank you!

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Re: Auto change from SFTP to SCP or a button to re-connect with SCP.

We will see, if more people ask for this.

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