OpenSSH/scp ->> F-Secure SSH server Problems

Markus Friedl markus.friedl at
Wed Mar 14 08:20:53 EST 2001

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 02:20:46PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> There are a zillion ways on most server-type platforms to do such
> indirection without having to integrate it into SSH, not to mention that
> almost all of those alternatives would then lead to total independence
> of SSH and thus total portability across all generic transport protocols.

sftp _is_ total independeny of SSH and runs portable across
all generic transport protocols.

> I.e. anything add-on client/server application (eg. file transfer) that
> is simply remotely executes a server instance though an existing SSH
> connection is truly independent of SSH (and any other transport
> protocol).


> The "built-in subsystem" feature is bad design.  It has no business
> being directly in the transport protocol.  It is an ugly wart.

tell ietf-ssh at, not me, i don't care.


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