Android And SCP

So I’m trying to move some files from my Linux desktop to my tablet. I suppose the easiest way to do it would be via USB, but it would be nice if I could do a file transfer over the wireless network. I set up the Android with a linux shell, and I’m able to ssh into my desktop with it. But when I use the Android app “andFTP,” which everyone seems to praise, to scp files, it won’t authenticate. Anyone have any idea what the issue could be?

4 comments on this post.
  1. Paul A Sand:

    In FTP server settings, select SFTP or SCP (not FTP or FTPS)?

  2. Rand Simberg:

    I did select scp.

  3. Mike E:

    Anything in Linux logfiles from time of attempt, maybe /var/log/secure?

    Alternately you could try Wireshark and see if you even see the connection coming in.

  4. Rand Simberg:

    IDK, I’d have to go look. I ended up just moving them via USB, so I’m less motivated to figure it out right now.