PuTTY bug pscp-cmdline-port-bug

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summary: -P option sometimes ignored by PSCP
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
absent-in: 0.52
present-in: 0.53
fixed-in: 2002-10-08 0.53b (0.54) (0.55) (0.56) (0.57) (0.58) (0.59) (0.60)

There have been a lot of reports that the -P port command-line argument is ignored in PSCP (and PSFTP) 0.53 (with it instead using port 22 regardless).

This occurs whenever the protocol is not explicitly set to SSH in a saved session. For most people, the likely cause is use of a hostname which doesn't correspond to a saved session; PSCP picks up the Default Settings, which currently have a factory default protocol of Telnet.

Workarounds are therefore to either create a saved session for the relevant host or to set up SSH as the default protocol in Default Settings. Additionally, this should be fixed in the development snapshots.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)