scp on the client-side requires scp on the server-side as well

Daniel Bergman d-b at
Fri Feb 22 22:50:51 EST 2002


A couple of days ago I realized that 'scp' on the client-side requires 
'scp' on the server-side as well.

client:scp -> server:sshd -> server:scp

It this really the way it should be? IMHO it seems like a bad design.

I usually create a Solaris-package with prngd, sshd, ssh-keygen and name it 
OpenSSH-3.x.x-serveronly but now I have to also include 'scp'. Is it 
possible to modify 'scp' on the server-side to _only_ act as a receiver?


Daniel Bergman
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