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I've just upgraded from ssh 5.x to on Windows 7. When I try to launch either the sftp or ssh client, I get a broker error message that says "SSH broker is not running, please start broker first".

Isn't the broker supposed to launch automatically? Is there something I can set to make that happen?


asked Jul 15 '10 at 17:35

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Hi Martina,

That's odd. Indeed the connection broker should be launched automatically after user login. You can verify this by opening up task manager. There should be a process called ssh-broker-gui.exe

Are you still seeing this after a system reboot? If so, do you see any errors in the windows application event log?

In case this is a problem with a previous configuration, could you try renaming the ssh broker configuration file so that it starts with the default configuration and try again? The broker configuration can be found under:



answered Aug 06 '10 at 10:16

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