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I am able to do a scp from one server to anoher using a particular user but the same user is not able to send files back to the first one. I used scp -vv and the detials look as below:

Executing: program /usr/local/bin/ssh host, user adm, command scp -v -t /home/adm/test
OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
debug1: Reading configuration data /usr/local/etc/ssh_config
debug1: Connecting to [ port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /home/pro/.ssh/identity type -1
debug1: identity file /home/pro/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: identity file /home/pro/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version OpenSSH_4.3
debug1: match: OpenSSH_4.3 pat OpenSSH*
debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.3
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug1: Host '' is known and matches the RSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /home/prov/.ssh/known_hosts:1
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /home/pro/.ssh/identity
debug1: Trying private key: /home/pro/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Trying private key: /home/pro/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: Next authentication method: keyboard-interactive
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interactive
adm@'s password: 
debug1: Authentication succeeded (password).
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug1: Sending command: scp -v -t /home/adm/test
Setting up release specific environment variables...
debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentication succeeded (password).
debug2: fd 6 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug2: fd 7 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug2: channel 0: send open
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug2: callback start
debug2: client_session2_setup: id 0
debug1: Sending command: scp -v -t /home/adm/test/
debug2: channel 0: request exec confirm 0
debug2: callback done
debug2: channel 0: open confirm rwindow 0 rmax 32768
debug2: channel 0: rcvd adjust 131072
Setting up release specific environment variables...
debug2: channel 0: read<=0 rfd 6 len 0
debug2: channel 0: read failed
debug2: channel 0: close_read
debug2: channel 0: input open -> drain
debug2: channel 0: ibuf empty
debug2: channel 0: send eof
debug2: channel 0: input drain -> closed
provadm@prosrv1% debug2: channel 0: write failed
debug2: channel 0: close_write
debug2: channel 0: output open -> closed
debug2: channel 0: rcvd eof
debug1: client_input_channel_req: channel 0 rtype exit-status reply 0
debug2: channel 0: rcvd close
debug2: channel 0: almost dead
debug2: channel 0: gc: notify user
debug2: channel 0: gc: user detached
debug2: channel 0: send close
debug2: channel 0: is dead
debug2: channel 0: garbage collecting
debug1: channel 0: free: client-session, nchannels 1
debug1: fd 0 clearing O_NONBLOCK
debug1: fd 1 clearing O_NONBLOCK
debug1: Transferred: stdin 0, stdout 0, stderr 0 bytes in 0.3 seconds
debug1: Bytes per second: stdin 0.0, stdout 0.0, stderr 0.0
debug1: Exit status 0

How could I resolve this. Or wht am I missing here.


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The SSH connection looks successful. Does the adm user have access to write to /home/adm/test/ on prosrv1 ? – Matt Sep 12 '13 at 9:51
I did a chmod 777 on the /home/adm/test/ folder. Is there any way to check if adm has write access to that folder. – sahana Sep 12 '13 at 11:44
Log into the box as the adm user. cd /home/adm/test/ && touch afile && ls -a afile – Matt Sep 12 '13 at 12:04
I did that, but could you tell me the significance. And when I did that it just created a file by that name "afile" before which it gave "No such file or directory" in the prompt – sahana Sep 12 '13 at 12:55
That confirms adm has write access. If locally as adm you can cd into the directory and create a file then list it. I'm not sure how you got a "No such file or directory" then? As that implies something failed, and you didn't run the above with then &&s. Can you ls -al /home/adm/test/ – Matt Sep 12 '13 at 13:11

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