Have you set up the public/private key pair?

Next, the first time you attempt to connect to a new site, you need to include:

-oStrictHostKeyChecking=no on your command line. Only needed once.
This allows the .ssh/known_hosts file to be updated to include the
public key from the new host.

John McKee

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM, tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx
<tim.dclinc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Im trying to send a file via sftp. When i issue the command i get the
following error. Im not sure what it means and how to remedy it.

sftp stm.experian.com
Connecting to stm.experian.com...
Host key verification failed.
Connection closed
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