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- Putty PSFTP hangs on bad username/password?
- Scott Bussinger
June 15, 2007, 6:41 pm
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server. It basically works fine, but I've run into a stumbling block when an
error occurs. I'm running PSFTP 0.60 that I just downloaded.
If I try to access a server and have the username/password wrong, PSFTP
displays an error message ('Access denied') and then hangs there and never
terminates. If I hit ^C it will terminate. Since I'm trying to automate the
connection, having it hang is a bad thing for me. The documentation states
that PSFTP should simply terminate in this condition and that would be
The command line I'm using is simply
PSFTP -l username -pw password -P port ftp.testserver.com
If I put a garbage value for either the username or password, PSFTP displays
"Access Denied" and then hangs up until I kill it with ^C. I'm assuming this
is a client issue, but I only have a single SFTP server to test against so I
can't prove it.
Is this a PSFTP bug or is there something else I should be doing? Thanks for
Re: Putty PSFTP hangs on bad username/password?
I am having the same problem. If either the user name or the password
is wrong PuTTY just hangs up. I am unable to find any documentation on
I appreciate your help if you can share any info on this with me. (if
you already figured out something about this!)
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