Feature Suggestion - scp don't decrypt file at destination unecrypt on copy back switch

Gerard J. Cerchio gjpc at OB1Net.net
Thu Apr 7 07:50:24 EST 2005

Damien wrote:

 > tar zcf - /path/to/whatever | gpg --encrypt -r publickey at 
domain.com <http://www.mindrot.org/mailman/listinfo/openssh-unix-dev> | \
 >  ssh user at backuphost 
<http://www.mindrot.org/mailman/listinfo/openssh-unix-dev> "dd 

Thanks Damien, but this solution leads to single file recovery problems, 
especially given that most users can't tell a tar from a feather. ;)

It will also bulk up the data transfer making the data less compressible 
and larger due to entropy added during encryption.


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