Article ID: 2190, created on Sep 25, 2007, last review on Apr 28, 2014

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I opened, entered server IP and root password, pushed Start and the error occurred:

Error code #1002: AI distributive broken. Request for subsystem 'sftp' failed on channel '1'


Such error may occur if SFTP is disabled in SSH configuration.


Look at your /etc/openssh/sshd_config and check the line:

Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server

It should not be commented out with '#' sign.

Restart SSH after configuration file modification.

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