scp doesn't exit.

Matt Johnston matt at
Fri Oct 6 14:28:42 WST 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 01:09:44PM -0500, Chakravarthy Girda wrote:
> Hi,
>     I have installed dropbear on olympus R1000. Had ssh key trust 
> relation setup between the server and handheld. The server is running 
> openssh. I can ssh & scp from the server to handheld without any issues.
>     Here is my problem. If I do scp from the server to get a file from 
> HH. like shown below.
>          scp /tmp
>  It gets the file but won't return back to the command prompt until 
> Ctrl+C ed. On the other hand if I can put files via scp from server to 
> handheld. Could some one help in this issue please.

I've seen this on a few systems, there is a bug in
Dropbear's channel-closing code I think. I'm not sure of an
easy workaround, though I'm working on refactoring the
channel code to be clearer and (hopefully) more correct.

You could possibly see if older versions of Dropbear have
the same problem.


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