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Question about the use of ciphers in ssh in linux

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I have noticed that sometimes linux admins take the cipher list from the ssh_config and copy it into the sshd_config on their systems. Is this done in order to enforce a particular encryption algorithm or for some other purpose? And what is the effect of doing this on client-based sftp sessions?
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If you place certain ciphers in your SSHD config, you are telling the SSH daemon to only allow the connecting clients to use those ciphers when connecting.

This is usually done for security purposes to allow only strong ciphers.
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