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RE: Getting "Internal Server Error" from SFTP server

From: Bob Kast <bob_2824_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:11:33 -0400

Please ignore my previous email. The problem was I had a typo in a filename.

You'd think if it tries downloading a file that doesn't exist it would
return some more meaningful error, such as "file not found". Instead it
gives me an SFTP protocol error and a message from the server: "Internal
server error".

Sorry for the false alarm.

Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Kast [mailto:bob_2824_at_hotmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:59 PM
> To: 'libssh2 development'
> Subject: Getting "Internal Server Error" from SFTP server
>
> My SFTP installation is used to fetch files from a specific SFTP server.
It has
> been working fine for many months and now suddenly it is failing. I
suspect
> that my company has upgraded their SFTP server.
>
> Some shorter files (about 78k bytes) work fine, but when it attempts to
> download a 36Mbyte file it fails with -31 (LIBSSH2_ERROR_SFTP_PROTOCOL).
> Oddly enough, it fails in the first call to libssh2_sftp_read() (with a
buffer of
> 40,000 bytes), so I'm not sure what the length of the file has to do with
> anything.
>
> I can use filezilla to successfully download the files using SFTP, so I'm
not sure
> if this is a problem with their server or libssh2.
>
> I've done a run with debug tracing on and I've attached the output.
> Unfortunately, I'm not sure what I'm looking at, except for the bit at the
end
> where it receives this from the server:
>
> 0000: 5E 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2D 00 00 00 29 65 00 00 : ^.......-...)e..
> 0010: 00 02 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 16 49 6E 74 65 72 6E : ..........Intern
> 0020: 61 6C 20 73 65 72 76 65 72 20 65 72 72 6F 72 2E : al server error.
> 0030: 00 00 00 02 65 6E : ....en
>
> I've tried it with wincng and openssl and both fail and I've tried a
buffer size
> of 2000 bytes instead of 40000.
>
> I've found in the past that I NEED to specify a buffer that is an exact
multiple
> of 2000 bytes for it to work with this SFTP server.
>
> If anyone has any ideas on how to proceed, I'd greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thanks,
> Bob Kast
>

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