Re: scp over several hops

From: Thomas Binder (
Date: 07/13/03

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 22:33:23 +0000 (UTC)


Richard E Silverman <> wrote:
> It does not "need netcat;" that was just an example.

Of course, but it will need _something_. Some customers do not
allow anything but a stripped down system, i.e. everything that's
not absolutely necessary on the machine must not be installed.
That's what I meant - I was talking about adminstrative access,
not about user accounts with a $HOME (I should have mentioned

> A situation in which none of these approaches are available
> would be the exception rather than the rule, thus I don't see
> this as a "big disadvantage."

That depends on your point of view. I prefer doing everything with
the least possible additional software, so that it runs (almost)
out-of-the-box on any Unix-system - YMMV.



Thomas Binder (Gryf @ IRCNet)
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