SSH key for John Zaitseff

Brian Inglis
Wed Dec 4 04:50:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-12-03 16:52, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 03/12/2019 21:14, John Zaitseff wrote:
>>>> Name: John Zaitseff
>>>> Package: trader

>> Thank you.  When I use sftp to connect to
>> (as per
>> the instructions at, I do
>> not see the file "!packages".  Consequently, when I try to upload my
>> trader package, as soon as I try to copy across any tar file, the
>> connection is closed.  Is the missing "!packages" file an oversight,
>> or am I simply being too eager and the file will be created in due
>> course? :-)

> Furthermore, the restriction is not applied to the filenames you can upload, but
> to the processing we do on them after the sftp session has closed, so I think
> something else must be the cause of your connection being closed.

I also had problems with sftp, but none with lftp, or cygport <pkg> upload:
the last should be considered preferred nowadays, as it handles ssh auth, lftp
transfer, and setting flag files, and may be updated to accommodate any calm
requirements change.

Make life easier with appropriate settings in ~/.cygport.conf:

	SSH_KEY=...	# for upload
	DISTDIR=...	# for download
	SMTP_...=...	# for announce

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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