pc/linux tcp/ip problems..

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 25 18:07:44 PST 2000

Quoting E Frank Ball (frankb at sr.hp.com):

> I see scp and sftp both come with with ssh2.  Any comments on one vs.
> the other?

ssh2 comes with a severely restrictive licence, with sharply reduced 
support for encryption algorithms (for patent reasons).  Also, the 
fallback mechanism to support ssh 1.x clients is unreliable (or was
when I last checked).

That's why ssh2 has been overwhelmingly rejected by the Net, and why 
the usual choice is 1.2.x or (increasingly) OpenSSH.

When OpenSSH gets the 2.x protocol enhancements (such as sftpd), ah, 
now that will be a fine day.  Meanwhile, scp is half a loaf.

Cheers,                             "Ceterum censeo Linux propaganda est."
Rick Moen                                        -- Seth David Schoen
rick at linuxmafia.com

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