sftp fails with error Received message too long 140013605

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Thu Sep 15 06:51:52 AEST 2016

On Tue, 23 Aug 2016, Jeff Silverman wrote:

> Hi. When I try to sftp to a client, which is an embedded Internet of
> Thing (IoT) system, I get the following error:


> I did some googling, and I found
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/369830/sftp-connection-failed-strange-e
> rror-messsage which says that I should look at
> http://www.openssh.org/faq.html#2.9), which now 404s. I
> looked through the wayback machine. On April 23rd 2016,
> it did a 302 redirect which failed. I did find it at
> https://web.archive.org/web/20160203202936/http://www.openssh.com/faq.
> html<https://web.archive.org/web/20160203202936/http:/www.openssh.com/
> faq.html> I followed the instructions and got some text, which I
> assume is the source of my problems.
> Please bring the FAQ back - it is useful!

I'd like to, but most of it was so rotted by the passage of time as
to make the document useless. If someone wanted to collect a good set
of FAQs that are current and relevant then I'll see about getting it
committed to the website.


PS. sorry for delay in responding

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