[techtalk] problem with scp

Tricia Bowen tbowen at capitalthinking.com
Tue Nov 28 11:27:52 EST 2000

ssh1 will only work with ssh1, and ssh2 will only work with ssh2. i
suggest you install ssh1 on box2 or ssh2 on box1. also, if you're only
trying to syncronize the files in a particular directory on each box, you
might consider using rsync.

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, gabrielle wrote:

|Hi everyone.  I love this list, I've been learning a lot.  And now I have a 
|I inherited a couple of linux boxes from other people in my group.  Both 
|are running Redhat, but I don't know what versions.  Probably old, as they 
|were built more than a year ago.  Is there a way to find out which version 
|of Redhat?  I only know 'uname', which shows the kernel, right?
|linuxbox1:  built by a true wizard who is unfortunately no longer with the 
|company. kernel 2.0.34
|linuxbox2:  built by a very nice guy who doesn't write things down and 
|won't remember what he did 10 minutes after he did it. :) kernel 2.0.36
|They are both webservers, and part of my job is to keep them updated with 
|current documents.  I do not have ftp enabled on either of the boxes (and 
|am not permitted to), and have been using an ftp server as an intermediary, 
|but it is going to go away soon.  I have been trying to use scp, but it 
|works only to linuxbox1 (SSH Version 1.3.5) and not linuxbox2 (SSH Version 
|OpenSSH-2.1)! >:|
|Logged in to (yet another) box as root, when I try to scp a file to box 2,
|I get this error:
|:::-->scp testfile user at linuxbox2:/home/user/testfile
|user at linuxbox2's password:
|bash: scp: command not found
|lost connection
|If I try to scp it as root, I get:
|:::-->scp testfile root at linuxbox2:/home/user/testfile
|root at linuxbox2's password:
|Permission denied.
|lost connection
|The 'command not found' thing looks like a path problem with the box I'm
|scping from, but that doesn't really make sense because I'm root in both cases.
|Someone in my office who knows a little unix suggested that it's something 
|with the version 2 SSH.  I've looked at ssh_config on both boxes.  There 
|are a few differences, but nothing obvious to me.  Of course I'm looking 
|for something that says "Allow scp yes". :)  The only one that seems to 
|have any bearing on the situation is the line "PasswordAuthentication yes", 
|which is commented out on box1, and not on box2.
|I'm not seeing anything in the howtos, and all my web searches have turned
|up dead ends.  Can somebody point me in the right direction, assuming 
|you've actually made it all the way through my long post?
|Thanks for your help and attention,
|gab at gorge.net
|techtalk mailing list
|techtalk at linuxchix.org


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