unable to use notepad++ to connect since dreamhost changed something early summer



  • Hi, not a computer guy, just a guy with a website here.
    whenever I try to connect in notepad++ i get this error message below

    [SFTP] Connection failed : kex error : did not find one of algos diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 in list curve25519-sha256@libssh.org,ecdh-sha2-nistp256,ecdh-sha2-nistp384,ecdh-sha2-nistp521,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256 for kex algos

    anyone know a workaround? thx
    Nandor



  • It appears something changed on your server end to prevent connection with the exchange algorithms that NppFTP’s underlying libraries support.

    You can see https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16082/nppftp-problem-unable-to-connect-to-the-server-from-notepad/3 for the workaround that I use on sites that do not support the ones that NppFTP does.

    And NppFTP’s issue#164 gives more detail of what’s causing that “kex error”, explaining that it would have to be fixed in libssh, which neither the owners of Notepad++ nor NppFTP have control of.



  • “It appears something changed on your server end to prevent connection with the exchange algorithms that NppFTP’s underlying libraries support.”

    you got that right, friend.
    I did know when (and prob WHY) this “something changed”. Would you be good enough to recommend a hosting company aside from "dream"host that WANTS to work with notepad++?
    thx for your time, PJ, and for actually helping.



  • Sorry, I have no host recommendations; my host also doesn’t play with NppFTP’s algorithms, but since FileZilla was already my file-transfer app of choice, it wasn’t that difficult for me to change my workflow from using the NppFTP plugin in Notepad++ to using Notepad++ as the editor-application for FileZilla (as described in my link, above).


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