sftp localhost exits after authentication?

hari sekar a_ghsek at yahoo.co.in
Wed Oct 10 23:48:10 EST 2001

  I use openssh-2.9p2 on a LynxOS i386 system. The ssh
and scp clients work fine. Even sftp from other Linux
systems works. But, if I make sftp to the localhost
(LynxOS), the authentication succeeds, prints sftp>
prompt and then exits. I don't know why this happens.
I have not set the euid of ssh program to root as it
does not work in LynxOS (may be problem with saved
ids). Might this be a problem. I have attached the
debug output of the client program. 
Can I expect some help,

bash-2.02$ sftp -v hari at localhost
Connecting to localhost...
debug1: SSH args "ssh -l hari -v localhost -s
-oForwardX11=no -oForwardAgent=no -oProtocol=2 sftp"
OpenSSH_2.9p2, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL
debug1: Seeding random number generator
debug1: Rhosts Authentication disabled, originating
port will not be trusted.
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: ssh_connect: getuid 7 geteuid 7 anon 1
debug1: Connecting to localhost [] port 22.
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 7/2 (e=7)
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 7/2 (e=7)
debug1: restore_uid
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /home/hari/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: identity file /home/hari/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software
version OpenSSH_2.9p2
debug1: match: OpenSSH_2.9p2 pat ^OpenSSH
Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_2.9p2
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: dh_gen_key: priv key bits set: 144/256
debug1: bits set: 1006/2049
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug1: Forcing accepting of host key for
debug1: bits set: 1007/2049
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug1: kex_derive_keys
debug1: newkeys: mode 1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: waiting for SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: newkeys: mode 0
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: done: ssh_kex2.
debug1: service_accept: ssh-userauth
debug1: authentications that can continue:
debug1: next auth method to try is publickey
debug1: try privkey: /home/hari/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: try privkey: /home/hari/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: next auth method to try is password
hari at localhost's password:
debug1: ssh-userauth2 successful: method password
debug1: fd 5 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: fd 6 IS O_NONBLOCK
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug1: channel_new: 0
debug1: send channel open 0
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug1: client_init id 0 arg 0
debug1: Sending subsystem: sftp
debug1: channel 0: open confirm rwindow 0 rmax 16384
debug1: channel 0: read<=0 rfd 5 len 0
debug1: channel 0: read failed
debug1: channel 0: input open -> drain
debug1: channel 0: close_read
debug1: channel 0: input: no drain shortcut
debug1: channel 0: ibuf empty
debug1: channel 0: input drain -> closed
debug1: channel 0: send eof
debug1: client_input_channel_req: channel 0 rtype
exit-status reply 0
debug1: channel 0: rcvd eof
debug1: channel 0: output open -> drain
debug1: channel 0: rcvd close
debug1: channel 0: obuf empty
debug1: channel 0: output drain -> closed
debug1: channel 0: close_write
debug1: channel 0: send close
debug1: channel 0: is dead
debug1: channel_free: channel 0: status: The following
connections are open:
  #0 client-session (t4 r0 i8/0 o128/0 fd -1/-1)

debug1: channel_free: channel 0: dettaching channel
debug1: Transferred: stdin 0, stdout 0, stderr 0 bytes
in 0.2 seconds
debug1: Bytes per second: stdin 0.0, stdout 0.0,
stderr 0.0
debug1: Exit status 0

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