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scp file.txt user1@

Each time when I issue this SCP command, I get

Connection to closed by remote host.
lost connection.

Why is this happening??

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Check whether you can ping to that host or not? –  Chronicles May 28 '12 at 7:35
Does "user" have access to this directory ? Does the directory exists ? –  Luc M May 29 '12 at 1:02

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Make sure the user account you're using on the remote machine has its default shell set to a valid value (e.g. /bin/bash).

To check the currently set shell use:

grep <username> /etc/passwd 

(the last value in the row is the default shell). To change this value use:

chsh -s /bin/bash <username>
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