At IU, why can't I SFTP or SCP to my Quarry account, even though I entered my passphrase correctly?
Note: Following a system-wide upgrade in December 2012, Quarry now runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (RHEL 6) and uses the Modules package (instead of SoftEnv) for manipulating user environments. For more, see Information about the 2012 upgrade to Quarry at IU. If you encounter any problems or have questions, email the High Performance Systems group.
If you have an account on Quarry at Indiana University, but are unable to connect via secure FTP (SFTP) or SCP, you may need to select your login shell first. On Quarry, you must first select your login shell before using SFTP or SCP; Quarry prompts new users to select a login shell when they log in for the first time.
To select your login shell, use SSH to connect to Quarry
quarry.uits.indiana.edu) with your IU Network
ID username and passphrase. You should see a menu
offering several shells:
If you're not sure which shell to pick, choose
bash. Wait five to ten minutes for the system to update,
and then try accessing Quarry with SFTP or SCP again.
Note: You can change your login shell at any time; see At IU, on Big Red II, Quarry, or Mason, how do I change my login shell or passphrase?
Last modified on November 01, 2012.