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[curl:bugs] Re: #1336 Failed to download file from a Windows XP system

From: Minh Nguyen <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:08:47 +0000


Here is the line corresponding to the Windows host in the ~/.ssh/known_hosts on the Linux box: ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQC7uJ8LtpUXcBqng9Xmr6V9tUR8Q0l3tKQ2dz+1wnZznnF6cxUn7U+tbvWNt6oLg94bIJwJbQy8WwD0fNVkk2DSObjiyl0rnFxd6vmvo5YcfNyXO0lnALmGbkyeahZPm0mt6RArN+3cwL8ZZRzmmoWP4uFDEN4vNn4RielOGcWRfOimPws9P8XEwfjRkQKoKsaRiUBBUjj49clAphnr4bFuBu5fDt/hK/oSSRcLWCLuF3CE2Y2pVHKSVXfzDd6JLceke5nSFJXcKbqCcs6WXuiV9cRn61i9WbskzZ8QunUIqcvw2cfvywHv0S8QhbNkwdwCwMvbefCfQDWkq4u/PY4l

The ssh RPM that we use on the Linux box is openssh-clients-4.3p2-36.el5_4.4.

M. Nguyen

From: Dan Fandrich []
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 PM
To: [curl:bugs]
Subject: [curl:bugs] #1336 Failed to download file from a Windows XP system

Please don't quote the entire bug when you reply--it makes it hard to see what new information you've added each time.

SSH host check: 2,... means LIBSSH2_KNOWNHOST_CHECK_NOTFOUND so somehow libssh2 can't find the key for the host in your known_hosts file. Can you share the line in ~/.ssh/known_hosts for this host? What version of scp are you using? FWIW, you can use curl's --libcurl option to find the equivalent setopt name for -k or any option; in this case it's done by dropping the CURLOPT_SSH_KNOWNHOSTS option.

** [bugs:#1336] Failed to download file from a Windows XP system**
**Status:** open
**Created:** Wed Feb 19, 2014 09:45 PM UTC by Minh Nguyen
**Last Updated:** Thu Feb 27, 2014 09:59 PM UTC
**Owner:** Daniel Stenberg
Curl version: 7.35.0
I set up the SSHd service (using Cygwin) on my Windows XP system
1. When I used "scp" to download a file from the Windows box, I did not have any problem:
$ scp mnguyen_at_10.10.16.96:/home/mnguyen/test /tmp
mnguyen_at_10.10.16.96's password:
test                                            100%   16     0.0KB/s   00:00
2. However, when I used "curl" to download the same file, I got errors:
$ ./curl -v -u mnguyen scp://
Enter host password for user 'mnguyen':
* Hostname was NOT found in DNS cache
*   Trying
* Connected to ( port 22 (#0)
* SSH MD5 fingerprint: 28c9ed920380957018d758608272e6dd
* SSH host check: 2, key: <none>
* Closing connection 0
curl: (51) SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK
Should "curl" use the same key defined in .ssh/known_hosts (as "scp" used)?
Note that I don't have any problem using "curl" to download a file from a Linux system.
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