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We've had several reports of PSFTP 0.58 hanging or consuming lots of CPU. It appears that this only happens when it's started from Explorer or the Start Menu, rather than the Command Prompt (which suggests an obvious workaround). I wasn't able to reproduce this on Win98; however, on Win2K SP4, a PSFTP instance started from a shortcut (including from the start menu) seems to just sit there and munch CPU when asked to "open <sessname>", whereas the same binary started from cmd.exe, or from Explorer not via a shortcut, works fine. No output is seen even if the shortcut invokes "psftp -v". Same problem if the shortcut specifies the session directly. (Seen with 0.58 and 2005-08-11:r6183.) Also reproduced on WinXP. (PSCP actually suffers from the same issue if started from a shortcut with a set of arguments that invokes network activity, although people are less likely to notice that.) External reports & sketchy notes: * 17762650.1119449356166.JavaMail.firstname.lastname@example.org XP Pro, 0.58 run, "open [server]", username/password then responds sluggish (3mins for "exit") * C22F646F6265F94A919BC05D7726FAAF01228820@CHZHBEXC12.ch.kworld.kpmg.com XP - sometimes - 0.58 (not "older") only when more than one psftp session? * 005e01c5a75e$f590d040$06c8a8c0@PETER 0.58, not 0.56 consumes CPU for several mins before starting to xfer; thereafter OK * F8B9B12641FB6B4FAC761BDEF9D63B040616284E@tlv-ex-01.adprod.bmc.com Win2K SP4 - "several computers" (machine specific?); 0.58 start from cmd.exe - OK; from Explorer - hangs hangs after username; sometimes recovers, but slow get/put * E1DcmyG-00029Zemail@example.com 0.58 on XP SP2 ok from cmd.exe, not from Explorer; hangs between username/password Possibly related?: * firstname.lastname@example.org XP SP2; 2005-06-28:r6024 hang on bye/exit/quit (command prompt, batch file) from connected
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