SCP: Admin user 'netscreen' requested unknown file '– /ns_sys_config'.
I just realised that my backup script is not working. Well, in addition to adding error codes I now wonder how to solve this:
I tried to backup the config of the device (running ScreenOS 6.2.0r7.0) like this:
scp -i ns firstname.lastname@example.org:/ns_sys_config backup.cfg
But the device gives me the following error:
SCP: Admin user ‘netscreen’ requested unknown file ‘– /ns_sys_config’.
Although “get file” clearly shows, that the file is still there and called the same.
This issue seems to be solved in 6.2.0r11. It is mentioned in the release notes:
585314— SCP to the firewall failed from an UNIX machine and displayed the error “unknown file '–ns_sys_config.”
This is now listed in the release notes as a known issue in 6.2.0r10. I guess r7 is affected as well
Maybe you already opened a JTAC case and this is the reason.
Hopefully this will be fixed in the next release.
Have you actually tried r8 and r9?
Thats the way I did my backups, too (Debian at home)
NS-> get ssh
SSH V2 is active
SSH is enabled
SSH is ready for connections
Maximum sessions: 3
Active sessions: 1
Admin Ip Addr Vsys Auth Method Service
–-------- --------------- ---------- ------------ --------
— 192.168.1.-- Root password console
NS-> get scp
SCP is enabled
SCP is ready
That is really strange cause that’s the way we are backing up our devices once a day. Never had issues with that… (standard redhat installation)
… maybe sth. with the ssh version (since 5.1 v2 is default)
what is the output of “get ssh” and “get scp”
thanks for the ultra fast reply. You are right with Putty. It works if I use “pscp -scp” but the Linux SSH/SCP does not work. That is damn strange! But thank you for the workaround!!
I just tried this on a lab device which is running the same screenos version. With pscp I had to force the proto scp and it is only working without the / in front of the config file:
pscp.exe -scp email@example.com:ns_sys_config backup.cfg
With the slash I got an error message
pscp version i used: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html