Bug ID 1112109: Unable to retrieve SCP files using WinSCP or relative path name

Last Modified: Feb 18, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,, 17.0.0,,

Opened: Jun 03, 2022
Severity: 3-Major


When you attempt to retrieve a file with WinSCP, you receive an error dialog and the session will be terminated: "SCP Protocol error: Invalid control record (r; elative addresses not allowed) Copying files from the remote side failed." If you attempt to transfer a file by the relative path with a command line utility the transfer will fail with the message: "relative addresses not allowed"


Cannot use WinSCP to retrieve files such as packet captures, log archives, or other diagnostic data from the BIG-IP system.


-- Running BIG-IP version with a fix for ID 915981 -- Using WinSCP set to use SCP protocol to retrieve files from a BIG-IP system. -- Using a relative remote path to transfer a file with the command line SCP utility.


Use a command line SCP tool that allows specifying an absolute path for the source and/or destination file (a path that starts with a forward slash /), when the source and/or destination locations are a BIG-IP device. You may use WinSCP in SFTP mode if the user ID is permitted to do so.

Fix Information


Behavior Change