troubleshooting Question

Allowing FTP,SFTP and SCP while blocking ssh

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Our requirement is to allow a user to have ftp(& also scp) access while at the same time disallowing ssh access to a SuSE Linux 9.0 box. So I created the testuser and in the /etc/passwd file changed the shell from /bin/bash to  /bin/false. This did the trick for ftp .... but the problem is when I try to scp to this machine using:

scp filename

I get an error saying "lost connection".

If I use a GUI ftp client(like winscp), then the error is more descriptive, it says:

"Error skipping startup message. Your shell is probably incompatible with the application(BASH is recommended)"

Is it possible at all to allow scp while keeping ssh blocked? If yes, how?


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