Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP

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dovid
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Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP

Hi,

I'm having problems logging in for the first time:

The log is:
. 2006-02-09 13:59:00.828 Looking up host "99.99.99.99"
. 2006-02-09 13:59:00.828 Connecting to 99.99.99.99 port 22
. 2006-02-09 13:59:00.937 Server version: SSH-1.99-OpenSSH_3.6.1p2
. 2006-02-09 13:59:00.937 We claim version: SSH-2.0-WinSCP_release_3.8
. 2006-02-09 13:59:00.937 Using SSH protocol version 2
. 2006-02-09 13:59:01.000 Doing Diffie-Hellman group exchange
. 2006-02-09 13:59:01.156 Doing Diffie-Hellman key exchange
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 Host key fingerprint is:
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 ssh-rsa 1024 30:ef:42:c8:2f:ea:80:03:be:60:c0:f9:0a:b1:5c:d1
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 Initialised AES-256 client->server encryption
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 Initialised HMAC-SHA1 client->server MAC algorithm
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 Initialised AES-256 server->client encryption
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.000 Initialised HMAC-SHA1 server->client MAC algorithm
! 2006-02-09 13:59:02.140 Using username "userid".
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.265 Keyboard-interactive authentication refused
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.265 Session password prompt (userid@99.99.99.99's password: )
. 2006-02-09 13:59:02.265 Asking user for password.
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.031 Sent password
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.109 Access granted
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.156 Opened channel for session
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 Started a shell/command
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 Server sent command exit status 1
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 Using SFTP protocol.
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 Doing startup conversation with host.
> 2006-02-09 13:59:18.218 Type: SSH_FXP_INIT, Size: 5, Number: -1
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.281 All channels closed. Disconnecting
. 2006-02-09 13:59:18.281 Server closed network connection
* 2006-02-09 13:59:18.281 (ESshFatal) Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?
* 2006-02-09 13:59:18.281 Connection has been unexpectedly closed. Server sent command exit status 1.
Any help is appreciated.

regards
David J.

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Re: Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP

Try other SFTP client. If you still cannot connect, it's server-side problem.

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dovid
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Tried with just SFTP

Hi,

Just tried with just SFTP.

Got the same error.

It does connect to the server.

What do u think could be the problem on the server.

Thanks for your help.

dj

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affinity
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Resoluation to Problem

My son has an scponlyc "shell" login on one of my servers.

He started to get this error:
Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?
He was trying to connect using WinSCP ....

The problem was that the chroot home directory wasn't owned by root, so the login failed. I fixed this and made sure his group could write to the directory, but it is now owned by root.

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kevymerry
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cannot intialize sftp

I received same message, I realized my password was about to expire. I reset password, and then was able to connect.

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Meir
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Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP

Hi all,

I have the same error in my server.
In the first time I get the error message, In the second time I get the access.
I'm using with this connection MySecureShell to be able to lock the user in his HOMEDIR.

Some one have a clue about this error?

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metal
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home dir hidden files

Hello!

Please check the .profile, .bash_history, .bash_logout and .bashrc

They should have 755 permission – I changed these permission to 700 and started getting that same error.

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Guest

Re: home dir hidden files

metal wrote:

Please check the .profile, .bash_history, .bash_logout and .bashrc
Oh my gosh! Thanks a lot.

I've been wondering for a long time why I keep getting this message all of a sudden. Could have never figured that it would be a permission setting on a .bashrc file.

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David Docekal
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Re: home dir hidden files

Change the ForceCommand line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to:
ForceCommand internal-sftp
This helped!
Thanks a lot

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kevinleahy
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For me the problem was that I was echo-ing text to the screen in .bashrc.
As soon as I removed this it worked.

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IvanSP
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Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP

I was getting this error because my password expired. I reseted my password using PuTTY and worked.

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Mystical2k
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Re: home dir hidden files

Change the ForceCommand line in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to:
ForceCommand internal-sftp
For me too after days of trying out different file configs! Awesome!

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Charles87
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Re: home dir hidden files

metal wrote:

Please check the .profile, .bash_history, .bash_logout and .bashrc
This worked for me too! Thanks for the tip!

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Raju Balpande
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Solution: This is because the password is expired. Change password using putty.

Hi all,
I faced this error, it was due to my password was expired, When I tried to login to terminal console using PuTTY it asked me to reset the password. After resetting password I am able to log in using WinSCP.

Thanks,
Raju Balpande.

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