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Can SSH into instance, but can't SCP files into it


I have an EC2 instance that I'm trying to SCP files into it. I can SSH into it perfectly fine, but when I try to SCP files, I get

client_loop: send disconnect: Connection reset

I'm not sure why this is happening, thanks in advance.

asked 2 months ago7 views
3 Answers


I think it may the issue of your network , You can SSH into the machine and the following,

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config updated the values

ClientAliveInterval 60
ClientAliveCountMax 3

sudo /etc/init.d/sshd restart let me know if you still have issues

answered 2 months ago
  • When I try using sudo /etc/init.d/sshd restart it says the command isn't found.


Are you using ubuntu or debian based server?

Try this command:

sudo systemctl restart sshd

and then check the status of SSH daemon with:

sudo systemctl status sshd

it should display green dot and look for any error in the logs. Hope it helps

answered 2 months ago

I've fixed it myself, I just restarted the instance and waited a few hours.

answered 2 months ago

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