Deprecation of scp protocol and improving sftp client

Andreas Schneider asn at
Mon Jun 22 18:52:25 AEST 2020

On Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:41:09 CEST Jakub Jelen wrote:
> Hello all,

Hi Jakub,

> I have in my mind three things/steps that would make it possible:
>  * Update sftp client to be drop-in replacement for scp
>    (and/or)
>  * Change scp to use sftp internally

I would suggest to go this route and let the `scp` tool use the sftp protocol 
by default. Keep the `sftp` command as is.

>  * Modify sshd to use some compatibility "scpd" to support old clients

Yes, and add an sshd option to disable it. This way we can flip the option to 
to disabled by default at one point.


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