sftp Vs scp

Colin Watson cjwatson at debian.org
Fri Jan 25 11:23:16 AEDT 2019

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 09:33:09PM +0100, Gert Doering wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 08:26:39PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Why does "scp becomes the CLI for SFTP" necessitate "the SCP protocol
> > breaks"?
> The way scp works today is "run ssh to the remote, then invoke scp with
> a few extra options".

As I noted in
the protocol involves passing -f or -t options as appropriate, so it's
perfectly straightforward for the client to speak SFTP while preserving
the existing server protocol.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at debian.org]

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