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relative addresses not allowed on SCP request

Brian_Gibson_30
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

I have a set of lab load balancers running 14.1. Whenever I try to scp a file to or from that box I get an error saying "relative addresses not allowed" Any idea what this is all about? The same SCP works on our 13.X boxes.

 

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Andy_McGrath
Cumulonimbus
Cumulonimbus

Few questions:

 

  • Can you still SSH to the F5 via the IP address on 14.1?
  • Do you still have access to the Bash shell via SSH?
  • How are you authenticating, username/password or ssh key?

Brian_Gibson_30
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

I am able to ssh into the box fine. I can access bash. We have TACACS set up.

 

Rik
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

This is a known issue and we have a bug ID754482. It has not been published yet, please find more info when it available by following website.

 

https://support.f5.com/csp/bug-tracker

 

MarkB
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

I hit this on a 13.1 box. I expect you found a workaround, but since it's not mentioned here, I'll add mine (for anyone else who searches on this issue)

You just need to add a path to the SCP command.

So instead of 'scp afile bigip:' use 'scp afile bigip:~' (for your home directory)

Daviser
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

I know this is old but to help others, here is my workaround.

Rather than using: "scp file.ucs remoteserver:"

use the full path to the file you are sending "scp /var/local/ucs/file.ucs remoteserver:"

Do this even if current working path is in the same directory as the file.

jhonnypacheco
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello,

I am having the problem using version 16.1.2.2 on Viprion "vCMP Guest", when I try drag and drop via "winscp", I recived this same error "relative addresses not allowed".

 

Workaround: To copy my files using winscp, I use right botton mouse > copy on file and rigth botton mouse  > paste on my "desktop".

 

I hope that works with you too.

Thank you for the copy/paste workaround, works perfectly!