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How can I disable SFTP? [message #638430] Thu, 11 November 2010 09:24 Go to next message
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I'm using Remote System Explorer and CDT to do remote C++ debugging.
I use the latest Helios distribution.

The problem is that when I start up the remote debugging I get the
following error message:

"Failed to connect SFTP subsystem: Remote host may not have sftp-server
installed : Pipe closed"

I don't have any sftp-server on the remote target, and we can't install
it either.

How can I disable the SFTP functionality?

Re: How can I disable SFTP? [message #639419 is a reply to message #638430] Tue, 16 November 2010 13:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Martin Oberhuber is currently offline Martin OberhuberFriend
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Hi Daniel,

not having SFTP is a frequent problem, you may be interested in the "SCP
files subsystem" contribution that's upcoming this year:

Until this is available, as a user of "standard" RSE, you can do this:
1. Define your connection as connection type "UNIX"
2. As subsystems, choose
FTP-Files, SSH-Shells, DStore-Process, SSH-Terminals
3. Right-click NOT the connection but the SSH-Shells subsystem
- choose connect in the context menu.

As a programmer (extender) of RSE, you can define a System Type (e.g.
"SSH-Shellsonly") which only registers the Shells subsystem but no files

Note that in order to do remote c++ debugging, you'll have to "somehow"
get your files onto the remote.

Re: How can I disable SFTP? [message #884852 is a reply to message #639419] Tue, 12 June 2012 00:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
john doe is currently offline john doeFriend
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Hmm.. interesting. I got this to work only once. After that, the only approach that consistently works is to use the RSE RCP plugin that is still in the incubation phase.

[Updated on: Tue, 12 June 2012 16:57]

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Re: How can I disable SFTP? [message #1090067 is a reply to message #639419] Mon, 19 August 2013 17:06 Go to previous message
Lothar Werzinger is currently offline Lothar WerzingerFriend
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It would be nice if one could simply deactivate (uncheck) a subsystem that one does not need (or can not access) in the properties of the connection and the create wizard.

I am using RSE to launch a terminal against a Karaf OSGi container. It works perfectly except for the error about "Failed to connect SFTP subsystem". These errors are just annoying and could be easily prevented if one could disable the subsystem for this connection.
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