kio_sftp rewrite

Ben Boeckel MathStuf at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 19:15:16 BST 2009


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Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:

> On Wednesday 05 August 2009 23:25:28 Carlo wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 11:14 PM, Urs Wolfer<uwolfer at kde.org> 
wrote:
>> > Oh, btw, what's the real difference between this one and 
the fish
>> > kioslave? Could we drop fish?
> 
>> the sftp kioslave uses the sftp protocol  while fish use a 
remote
>> shell and commands like ls/rm/cp
>> I don't think we should drop it since there may be some ssh 
server
>> that doesn't have sftp enabled, even if most of the time is 
the other
>> way around
>> it would be nice to port fish to libssh too, but the code is 
a real mess
> 
> So fish works in some, sftp in other situations. Is there a 
way we can
> find out automatically, and then do the right thing in the 
background?
> 
> Another thing, on my machine, the fish:// slave doesn't work, 
logging in
> and listing works, but when I want to copy a file to the 
remote machine,
> it says "Connection to host miro is broken". SFTP works fine. 
Anybody else
> experiencing this?

AFAIU, sftp can be enabled by the ssh server. fish is a 
workaround if this isn't enabled. I've moved to using sftp when 
possible and for servers I use a lot, sshfs is much more 
convenient. IMO, all ssh servers should have sftp enabled since 
it's the same security as ssh, just convenience, making fish 
obsolete.

- --Ben

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