How to disable SCP protocol

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By default in RHEL 9, the scp command will use the SFTP protocol instead of the SCP protocol. However it is still possible to use the SCP protocol using the -O option. Moreover the sshd service will allow connection of clients using the SCP protocol.

How to disable the SCP protocol completely ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • openssh-8.7p1-34.el9

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