Filezilla error: "Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server"


I'm trying to connect to my linode over SFTP using Filezilla and FZ will connect for about 1-2 seconds and say "connected" but then will disconnect a deliver this error message:

"Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server"

Anyone have advice or can point me towards the proper docs to read about this?

Many thanks,


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What happens when you use ssh on the command line?

ssh -v

If you don't try different things you will never know if it's a server problem or a client misconfiguration.


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