[linux] Connecting to Dante's FTP server

Doug McLean dougmc at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 19 11:00:34 PDT 2003


It is, but I know for a fact that the AIX version has some tweaks to it
that make it behave weird.

Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:


> --- Doug McLean <dougmc at u.washington.edu> wrote:

>

>>THe SSH1 protocol (the default on Homer/Dante), uses the AIX-specific

>>version of SSH, and the SSH2 protocol is run off of ssh.com's

>>implementation (which isn't too shabby).

>

>

> Hmm...

>

> [10:35:49]joshuadf$ telnet dante.u.washington.edu 22

> Trying...

> Connected to dante.u.washington.edu.

> Escape character is '^]'.

> SSH-1.99-3.1.2 SSH Secure Shell (non-commercial)

>

> Looks like SSH.com's free SSH1 server to me (though it might be

> lying). I've noticed when I scp from an OpenSSH client it says:

>

> [joshua at www joshua]$ scp foo.txt joshuadf at dante.u.washington.edu:

> joshuadf at dante.u.washington.edu's password:

> scp: warning: Executing scp1 compatibility.

> foo.txt 100% |*****************************| 112 00:00

>

> By the way, have you tried using the ~/.ssh/config file or the user at host

> syntax to set your username and pubkey auth?

>

>

>

>>Andrew Sengul wrote:

>>

>>>Dejan Nikic wrote:

>>>

>>>

>>>>Ok I'm home now and here is how i got gftp to work:

>>>>

>>>>-first compile/install the latest version gftp 2.0.15

>>>>-go under FTP > Options go under SSH and check "Need SSH User/Pass" and

>>>>"Use SSH2 SFTP subsys" -also get ssh-askpass and install it i'm using

>>>>some gnome version of it

>>>>that looks pretty cool

>>>>

>>>>Tell me if it works.

>>>>

>>>

>>>Ok, installed the latest gftp and the askpass utility, but now it seems

>>>that gftp is choking on the messages issued from Dante's side. Each

>>>time I attempt to log in, I get alternating error messages as seen below:

>>>

>>>Opening SSH connection to dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Running program ssh -e none -l aesengul -p 22 dante.u.washington.edu -s

>>>sftp

>>>3: Protocol Initialization

>>>There was an error initializing a SSH connection with the remote server.

>>>The error message from the remote server follows:

>>>Warning: Permanently added the DSA host key for IP address

>>>'140.142.15.68' to the list of known hosts.

>>>Disconnecting from site dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Opening SSH connection to dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Running program ssh -e none -l aesengul -p 22 dante.u.washington.edu -s

>>>sftp

>>>3: Protocol Initialization

>>>There was an error initializing a SSH connection with the remote server.

>>>The error message from the remote server follows:

>>>Fontconfig warning: line 245: Disconnecting from site

>>>dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Opening SSH connection to dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Running program ssh -e none -l aesengul -p 22 dante.u.washington.edu -s

>>>sftp

>>>3: Protocol Initialization

>>>There was an error initializing a SSH connection with the remote server.

>>>The error message from the remote server follows:

>>>Warning: Permanently added the DSA host key for IP address

>>>'140.142.15.4' to the list of known hosts.

>>>Disconnecting from site dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Opening SSH connection to dante.u.washington.edu

>>>Running program ssh -e none -l aesengul -p 22 dante.u.washington.edu -s

>>>sftp

>>>3: Protocol Initialization

>>>There was an error initializing a SSH connection with the remote server.

>>>The error message from the remote server follows:

>>>Fontconfig warning: line 245: Disconnecting from site

>>>dante.u.washington.edu

>>>

>>>Amusingly, the error messages pop up at the same time that the askpass

>>>dialog box does. They alternate between the DSA host key error and the

>>>fontconfig warning. I can only guess that ssh doesn't like the changing

>>>IP addresses used by Dante, and the fontconfig problem seems like

>>>something related to the ascii/binary choice, but I've tried both

>>>options with the same result. Well, that's the state of things at the

>>>moment. Thanks for any help you can offer.

>

>

>

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Doug McLean
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