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Contributor II
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Registered: ‎04-13-2009

SCP from a controller to a Mac

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Hello,

 

I wanted to ask if anyone has been able to successfully SCP files from a controller to a Mac? I have not had any luck so far. I have remote login enabled on my Mac and can SSH to my Mac from another PC. Not sure what I am missing. When I try to do an SCP file transfer from the controller it appears to start and then fails and shows "Error copying file". 

 

Not sure what I am missing. I know it's not the controller as it works with a Windows SCP server. I'm new to the Mac environment so I don't know the tricks of the trade so to speak.

MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

SCP uses port 22 (SSH). If you've enabled remote login for SSH in turn it enables SCP.

Can you post your SCP command? Are you providing a username/password?
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Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎06-27-2007

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

I have run into this with Macs before.  Are you seeing PAM authentication errors in the system log on the Mac?  You can fix this by editing the /etc/sshd_config file on the Mac and enabling the PasswordAuthentication option. Change it from this:

 

#PasswordAuthentication no

 to this:

PasswordAuthentication yes

 and restart the SSHD service:

 

sudo launchctl stop com.openssh.sshd

 

Contributor II
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

Thank you very much for the procedure. I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out what the problem was. It worked like a charm. 

Contributor II
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

Hello again,

 

I have a new Mac now and this process isn't working on it. Do you know if something changed in the Mac OSX 10.9.x? I have remote login enabled, all users allowed and I changed the ssh_config file. Still seeing the PAM messages.

 

Chris

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

satx71 did you restart sshd?

 



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Contributor II
Posts: 50
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: SCP from a controller to a Mac

Hello,

 

I need to put on my dunce hat.... I was chaning the ssh_config not the sshd_config. Guess I need to get my glasses checked.. :)

 

Thanks anyway folks.

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