[GLLUG] Using sftp with debian and KDE

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Thu Sep 21 10:07:49 UTC 2023

On Wednesday, 20 September 2023 12:42:12 BST Chris Bell via GLLUG wrote:
> Hello,
> My main box is still using debian 11. I have been using ftp / sftp for many
> years to transfer files between boxes connected via my own local networks,
> usually using KDE "konqueror" because firefox has tended to complain. I have
> recently found that both are now blocked, and konqueror claims that I have
> aborted the attempt and refuses to retry. I have also discovered that duck-
> duck-go now jumps in uninvited.
> I run dnsmasq on a local router, and bind9 is running on the same local
> network.
> I have also tested using boxes that have been re-installed with debian 12
> and KDE, and they are showing the same problem.
> All are happy to connect using SSH. I also need to connect to other
> legitimate sites such as my remote server.
> Can someone please explain what is going on?

All the boxes that I am attempt to connect using sftp through KDE Konqueror 
are currently connected using ssh, but konqueror is failing to open sftp, 
claiming that there is an authorization problem, yet it appears that firefox 
sftp is working at the moment.
I might try debian with a different desktop next time.

Chris Bell

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