SCP standard

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Can anyone please provide me a draft standard for SCP.  WHat is the
difference between scp and sftp.

Re: SCP standard

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There is no such animal.  Its definition is roughly "what Berkeley rcp
does".  Details may be obtained from the source code of an implementation,
(someone may have taken notes while doing this at some point?)

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sftp is designed (some would say overdesigned) to be extensible.
Later drafts look more like a remote filesystem protocol than a file
transfer protocol.

It has very little in common with scp other than the fact they both use
ssh as a transport and both transfer files.


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