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Re: sftp, scp

From: Kevin D. Bond <>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 08:38:00 -0500

My recollection of the OpenSSH implementation of sftp is that it is
mostly brute force rather than being layered in a way that would work
well in a library.

But I certainly will use any available resources to speed up the


On Monday, February 24, 2003, at 02:36 AM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Andrew Francis wrote:
>>> Additionally if anyone knows of a non-GPL sftp implementation, that
>>> might
>>> speed the implementation, but perhaps not.
>> PuTTY ( is an
>> SSH/SFTP/SCP/etc suite for Windows, with many elements (I believe a
>> command-line ssh client, and a terminal emulator) ported across to
>> Unix in
>> the CVS tree. It's under an MIT license practically identical to
>> libcurl's.
> OpenSSH, the biggest free SSH (and tools) implementation is using "a
> licence, or a licence more free than that". (The particular wording
> here is
> picked due to their mix of licenses for various parts of the package.)
> So, I don't think we suffer any lack of SSH-implementations with
> liberal
> licences that we could use to provide the SSH support.
> I'm not aware if any of these packages have any particularly nice
> design to
> allow us to use them in a library-like manner or similar.
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- curl, cURL, Curl, CURL. Groks URLs.
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