SFTP error using Cyberduck: EOF while reading packet

  • Posted October 18, 2014

I am trying to host my website using a droplet and I am using Cyberduck on MacOSX. While setting up the SFTP I get receive a “connection failed” alert and it reads, “EOF while reading packet”.

When I tried on FileZilla it responds with: Error: Connection closed by server with exitcode 1 Error: Could not connect to server

I searched around for help and I could not find anything helpful (I’m a novice).


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I have the same problem. Create a new doplet, even add a ssh key. I can not also access on my doplet via IP adress, also wordpress dont setup auto on creating. Something is wrong. First time i see this problem.

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figured it out. after i ssh’d to the account it prompted me to change the password which later worked in FTP.

For me the problem was an incorrect path in my /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

I had:

Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server

which didn’t exist. I needed:

Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server

same here. tried resetting my password

Same problem here too… any advise?

I have the same error :(