Error on SCP: `protocol error: mtime.sec not present`

Troubleshoot with scp -vvvv

Could be SCP protocol isn’t supported, and you need to use SFTP

However, in my case, the solution was that I had too many logins already on the target machine. So did a logout of one of my sessions, then all good.

This article was updated on 2023-01-25

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