sftp Vs scp

Colin Watson cjwatson at debian.org
Fri Jan 25 07:26:39 AEDT 2019

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:00:48PM -0800, Jim Knoble wrote:
> 3. 'scp' stays, but becomes the CLI for SFTP, and the SCP protocol breaks. 

Why does "scp becomes the CLI for SFTP" necessitate "the SCP protocol

> 4. 'scp' goes away, and a new 's'-command[*] is created that does file transfer via CLI, possibly using SFTP. 
> The old proprietary SSHv2 did #4, with the new command called 'scp2', and a long tail for the transition while 'scp' and 'scp2' coexisted.

Wasn't that part of generally adding "2" as a suffix to all their
command names when adding v2 protocol support?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at debian.org]

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