misc/86759: Unable to initialise sftp; could not connect

vittorio vdemart1 at tin.it
Fri Sep 30 06:40:20 PDT 2005

>Number:         86759
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Unable to initialise sftp; could not connect
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Sep 30 13:40:19 GMT 2005
>Originator:     vittorio
>Release:        Releng 5_4
FreeBSD vicbsd.grtn 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May  8 10:21:06 UTC 2005     root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
 Trying to connect with a client to an sshd server using sftpd the client  fails connection invariably complaining:
sftp-server: Command not found.
Fatal: unable to initialise SFTP: could not connect

Instead ssh, scp work fine
Reconnecting via sftpd
 The last line of the boxed file /etc/ssh/sshd_config says:
subsystem   sftp   /usr/lib/misc/sftp-server  

1) change this line into
subsystem   sftp   /usr/libexec/sftp-server
(as a matter of fact the command sftp-server is in this latter directory)
2) stop sshd with killall sshd as root
3) restart sshd with sshd


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