ssh within lan, bidirectional, causes Linksys wireless router to hiccough

Preston Kutzner shizzlecash at
Sat Jan 24 20:28:05 UTC 2009

On Jan 23, 2009, at 5:42 AM, Alan E. Davis wrote:

> I connected to another machine on the same wireless router by ssh.   
> Then from that machine, I did "scp <filename> ... " back to the  
> machine I am connecting from.  This clobbered the wireless router.   
> Unplugging the router and modem got things back to normal.

Not exactly sure why it "clobbered" your wireless network, but you're  
using scp wrong.  You don't need to ssh into a machine, then scp from  
there back to the machine you're connected from.  You just use scp  
from the client machine:

scp <user>@<host>:/path/to/file <local_destination>

Obviously replace all that with appropriate information, but there's  
no need to ssh to a machine, then scp back.  Just scp from the  
client. :)  It might work better that way.

If you're more familiar with ftp, you could always use sftp too...  it  
works like ftp (command-wise), but does all its magic over an ssh  
connection.  Again, no need to ssh into the host machine first.
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