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Old 11-26-2005, 05:17 AM   #1
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[Solved] Can transfer only 2MB using sftp

Hello. I use Debian Stable 3.1 on one of my servers and when I try to copy a file from one computer to the server using scp, the transfer always crashes at 2MB (the scp program says only "Lost connection" and that's it). Everything on that server works fine. I have a squid proxy and a apache server and they work great.

I have this problem only on that particular server. I have other servers with Debian Stable 3.1 and they have no problem transferring files as big as I need.

Do you have any ideas? I tried to find if sftp-server makes any logs, but I didn't have any success. How can I debug such a problem?...

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Old 11-26-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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Nevermind. I solved it.

I had a configuration in /etc/security/limits.conf that limited the file size to 2M:
*              hard    fsize           2048


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