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when I try and scp to my solaris box, I get this

unable to initialise SFTP: could not connect

unless I do scp -scp then it works.

In my sshd_config file, I have this:

Subsystem sftp /usr/local/libexec/sftp-server

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Apparently your "scp" try to use "sftp" first, for some reason. The "sftp" subsystem may need to be configured at both ends.

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