Status of SCP vulnerability

Michael Stone mstone at
Thu Jan 24 06:13:27 AEDT 2019

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 12:35:13PM -0600, Ben Lindstrom wrote:
>But the only way to drag scp into this century is pretty much a scp2 
>style interface.

This. The openssh devs have been complaining for almost 20 years that 
people should just use sftp, ignoring the fact that command line users 
hate the interface. If the first 17 years of telling people that the 
new interface is better didn't do it, it's unlikely that they'll be 
convinced this year. (Wow, it doesn't seem like that long until you 
write it out.)

Another alternative is to just use rsync in place of scp, but that does 
still require retraining muscle memory and requires installation of 
additional software.

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