dangerous behaviour of scp

Jacques Bouchard jacques.bouchard at onera.fr
Thu Dec 9 21:21:43 EST 2004

Darren Tucker wrote:
> OpenSSH's scp is based on OpenBSD's rcp.  Typically any fixes get 
> applied to both.
> ...
> BTW I think the fairest criticism is that it behaves differently for 
> local vs remote copies (see below).
> Anyway, it turns out that due to some work by Markus earlier this year, 
> scp already knows if the destination should be a directory, so it's easy 
> to fix, see attached patch.

Thanks for your reply.
I hope your patch will get applied to both rcp and scp.

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