ssh-xfer: Quickly grabbing files over an existing SSH connection
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 09, 2008 04:11 AM
One feature where I believe this beats all the alternatives listed here (correct me if I'm wrong): the ability to work across multiple links. Sometimes, due to firewalls or network design, you cannot connect directly to another machine, but must go through some intermediate steps. This still gives a method to bring files from that machine back to you. Hopefully this article will bring this 3-year-old hack to the attention of OpenSSH developers, and they will find a way to integrate it properly.