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ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

 
Mike Chandler_4
Occasional Contributor

ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

The ls command hangs using OpenVMS 7.3-2 with TCPIP services 5.3.
14 REPLIES
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

TCPIP V5.3 is fine.
Have you tried "ls" with 2

Could you please try "lls"?


Archunan


Regards
Archie
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

Ctrl/C and Ctrl/Y are working?
Regards
Archie
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

It may not be correct, but I remember studied somewhere else that SFTP, SSH, SCP commands have few problems using sys$input, sys$output and sys$error. when we direct the command output to any output files, there are unexpected characters here and there.

we can try $ assign x.dat sys$output, but t I am wondering why is it hanging?.
The "ls" is from intercative mode or in batch?


Regards
Archie
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Here is my predicament. I have one DS10 Alpha System tcpip version 5.5 that was setup by an outside vendor. It is able to utilize sftp and scp without problems. I have another DS10 system with tcpip version 5.3. It came to us already configured. I can ssh to a UNIX system without problems. But when I use sftp and perform an ls command the command prompt locks up. I cannot use Ctrl-C or Ctrl-y. I have to kill the session and log in again. I've compared the ssh config files between the two boxes and they are the same. The only difference I'm aware of is the tcpip versions. (the same thing happens connecting to linux sftp.)
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

A little more information here is that if I connect using sftp I can perform an lls, lcd, and cd command with no problem. If I perform a ls command I get the output but the command prompt never comes back. The same happens with the put command.
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

This link (TCPIP V5.4 release notes) talks about the limitations of SFTP and SCP for TCPIP version 5.4.

================================
It link says like.....

1. Using the scp and sftp commands from an OpenVMS SSH client to a UNIX server running OpenSSH is not fully supported because certain operations cause the OpenVMS client to hang. The hang cannot be terminated by entering Ctrl/C and Ctrl/Y >

2. Using the SCP and SFTP commands from a non-OpenVMS client may have unpredictable results, depending on how the client formats the target file name and whether the client is SSH2 compatible.

3. On OpenVMS, setting the ForcePTTYAllocation keyword to YES in the
SSH2_CONFIG. file can result in failures when performing file copy operations. (In other implementations of SSH, setting the keyword ForcePTTYAllocation to YES in the SSH2_CONFIG. file has the same effect as using the -t option to the SSH command.)
=============================

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/732FINAL/DOCUMENTATION/PDF/TCPIP054_RELNOTES.PDF

As you said the same ls is working fine with your TCPIP V5.5, and not working in TCPIP V5.3, may this be because of the TCPIP version 5.3?

Archunan

Regards
Archie
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Thanks for your reply. I'm going to pursue getting an upgrade for TCPIP.
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

One more question and I'll be done. I have another system running tcpip version 5.4 and it exhibits the same problem with sftp. I have another system that works fine with scp and sftp and it uses tcpip version 4.5 EC0 5. How do I upgrade to EC0 5? Is that a download?
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

Go to our HP patch maindb, and search your patch.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do?

On this choose --->
-->OpenVMS --> Alpha --> V3.2 --> enter search string (DEC-AXPVMS-TCPIP_ECO-V0504-155-4)

you will see the list of patches, but go to last page (total 3 pages), you can find your required patch).


Archunan
Regards
Archie
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Mike,

Go to our HP patch maindb, and search your patch.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/mainPage.do?

On this choose --->
-->OpenVMS --> Alpha --> V3.2 --> enter search string (DEC-AXPVMS-TCPIP_ECO-V0504-155-4)

you will see the list of patches, but go to last page (total 3 pages), you can find your required patch).

If you don't find, please let me know.

Archunan
Regards
Archie
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

...or - if you can do anonymous FTP - grab ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/layered_products/alpha/DEC-AXPVMS-TCPIP_ECO-V0504-155-4.PCSI-DCX_AXPEXE

(I prefer the FTP interface to ITRC's patch site)

cu,
Martin
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Thanks for everyone's responses. Now that I've downloaded the patch, I'm going to show my complete ignorance and ask how do I install the patch.
Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

Just RUN the *.*AXPEXE file, it will create the 'real' PCSI kit with type .PCSI.

Then install it with:
$ PRODUCT INSTALL[/SAVE] TCPIP_ECO

If th ekit is not in your default dir. add a /SOURCE=... qualifier.

To activate the changes, a reboot will be nec.

regards Kalle
MIKE_518
Occasional Advisor

Re: ls command fails in sftp on OpenVMS 7.3-2 with Tcpip Services 5.3

YOU ARE ALL AWESOME! THANK YOU.
Problem solved. sftp ls command hangs command prompt to the point where you have to open another decterm when using tcpip version 5.4. Patched the system to tcpip 5.4 ECO 5 and sftp ls command works. I will test scp later but this is great progress.
I've worked with our VAX VMS systems for years but hardly ever need to do anything to them since they are so solid. I took a course on working with the Alpha's 5 years ago but this is the first problem we've encountered. Help like this is why they invented the Internet. Thanks everyone.