scotty_p
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ESXi4 WinSCP SFTP error

I just installed ESXi4. I have SSH access setup , but I still can't WinSCP to the server. I get the following error "esxi 4 cannot initialize sftp protocol. is the host running a sftp server". Any ideas?

Thansk,

Scott

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scotty_p
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I just found that ESXi 4.0 doesn't support SFTP, so in the WinSCP console, I changed the File Protocol to SCP. That did the trick.

coafark
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I know I'm necroing, but thanks for replying with the solution..  Fixed me up.

I would never have tried that, since under protocal it has "Allow SCP fallback" checked as default.  Go figure.

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