I'm investigating a timeout issue with an SFTP process running on a remote server and noticed that our server's version of OpenSSH is 3.9 while the remote server is running version 4.3. Would this potentially cause a problem?
By the way, we've already added the following to the ssh_config file and it doesn't seem to be helping:
ServerAliveInterval 100 ServerAliveCountMax 5
Here's the error message we're getting:
sftp> Connecting to xxx.xxx.com... sftp> Uploading Advisor_20120113.csv to /home/me/Advisor_20120113.csv Disconnecting: Timeout, server not responding. Write failed: Connection timed out Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer
Before adding the ServerAlive property values, this is the error message that was showing up in the logs:
sftp> Uploading Advisor_20111113.csv to /home/me/Advisor_20111113.csv Read from remote host xxx.xxx.com: Connection timed out Couldn't send packet: Connection reset by peer
The weird thing is that sometimes the transfer works just fine and all the files are copied over. While other times, only one file gets transferred.