Deprecation of scp protocol and improving sftp client

Blumenthal, Uri - 0553 - MITLL uri at
Tue Aug 4 04:44:45 AEST 2020

On 8/3/20, 14:40, "openssh-unix-dev on behalf of Christoph Anton Mitterer" < at on behalf of calestyo at> wrote:
    >> That would be the same as killing scp…
    > Better that... than having an inherently insecure scp...

Not for me! Security provided by "scp" satisfies *my* use case.

    > or at least
    > make it absolutely clear and rename it to i[nsecure]scp.

Couldn't care less. There's a saying "You may call me 'pot' - just don't stick me into the oven"

    > If the core functionality of a program (which is here probably the
    > "secure") is no longer given, then it's IMO better to rather cause
    > breakage (at least for old clients), than to keep going.

Again. For me that remote path expansion is not the "core". The "core" is the ability to do "cp" from one host within my security domain to another. 

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