source server IP 162.244.xxx.xxx

file -rwxrwxr-x  1 user1 admin    36005278 Sep 10  2013 filename.tar

at destination server

scp [email protected]:home/filename.tar ./

got a Permission denied message. for the source server, I login as user1 and sudo su to get root privilege, I really don't want to change root password since other people may still using it.

for the destination server, It's a virtual server, I didn't open the port so can't push from the source side.


1 Answer 1


Add in a "/" before "home", unless you are executing this from present working directory of / .

If not, you'll need to provide some more info such as whether the ssh auth works and what permissions are like on source and dest dirs.

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