PTY allocation?

Scott Neugroschl scott_n at
Wed Jun 5 03:08:39 EST 2013

I'm running a 5.0p1 derivative SSH server (that for various reasons I
can not upgrade), on a host system that does not support PTYs.


Attempts to connect to that sshd via sftp are failing due to an
inability to allocate a pty.   I can't really see a reason that an sftp
session requires a pty.   Is this addressed in later versions?   Should
I patch my system to avoid even trying to allocate a pty for an sftp





Scott Neugroschl 


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