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Re: Extended attributes and archives (tar, cpio, mpax, makefs...)

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 02:45:40PM -0400, Mouse wrote:
> >> I am not sure it is worth the trouble looking at rcp.  scp does not
> >> know about EA, but would it be desirable to change that?
> > The openssh people seem to think that the scp protocol should die,
> > and that anything new should go into the sftp protocol.
> Eww.
> scp should either die or be documented, but I'd prefer to document it
> rather than kill it.  sftp may be fine as a remote filesystem access
> protocol, but it's horribly over-complex for just copying files from
> machine A to machine B.

sftp might be a bit more complicated, but at least some an
implementation PoV, scp is just crap.


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