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

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:35:08 +0000

I don't see anything obviously wrong with your configuration. What is the output of curl --version? Are you using a recent libssh2 version?

** [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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