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FS#37652 - [scponly] project is dead since 2008/(2011)

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Theodor van Nahl (tvn87) - Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 12:42 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 10:09 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The whole project is dead, there hasn't been any updates since 2008 to the major version. The project can still be found at

The reason for this is probably that openssh is able to support the same feature for itself since 2008. See here the report:

Since this is an security relevant programm I marked the severity "high".
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Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 10:09 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  until major security problems in scponly or rssh votes become > 10
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 06 November 2013, 13:11 GMT
scponly also allow SSH connections, however

ForceCommand internal-sftp

allows only SFTP
Comment by Sebastian Schwarz (seschwar) - Wednesday, 06 November 2013, 13:48 GMT
Could scponly be replaced with rssh?
Comment by Theodor van Nahl (tvn87) - Friday, 08 November 2013, 08:14 GMT
To me rssh looks indeed like a good alternative since rsync, scp, winscp are supported as well. And it's more up to date and looks more active the project. rssh is available in the debian and freebsd repositorys as well.
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Friday, 08 November 2013, 08:45 GMT
rssh has only 4 votes in aur