Michel D'HOOGE michel.dhooge at
Sat Apr 22 09:53:09 BST 2006

2006/4/21, Toby Dickenson <toby at>:
> The fish kio is very different. It relies on the ssh providing a unix
> shell,
> then it uploads a simple server program written in perl. A beautiful hack
> and
> handy if sftp is not available on your ssh server, but nowhere near the
> performance or reliability of sftp.
> From a security point of view they are equivalent; both are protected by
> ssh.

According to what you wrote, I would rather say "from a cryptographic point
of view". Indeed, both are equally encrypted but there could be more ("still
to be found") security holes in the perl script than in SFTP. Or can we
really rely on SSH to protect everything... I believe SFTP is harder to
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