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

Markus Friedl markus at
Fri Feb 22 22:54:36 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 12:50:51PM +0100, Daniel Bergman wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

yes, this is how rcp and scp work. if you don't like this, you have
to use SFTP and add SFTP support to our scp client.

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