Transferring Files to New Ubuntu System

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 01:11:57 UTC 2008


On Tue, 2008-11-25 at 16:38 -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Hakan Koseoglu
> > <hakan.koseoglu at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Potentially scp and rsync should be better but interestingly, between
> >> my laptop and dinky file server copying 10MB of /dev/urandom data
> >> works faster on rsync. I must have configured something different
> >> somewhere. :-)
> > 
> > I just fired a 5 meg file thru the VPN - 36 seconds for rsync, 45
> > seconds for scp.
> > 
> > So, rsync seems to be better.
> > 
> > I haven't tried with -e rsh (as opposed to ssh) as I'd have to start
> > changing firewalls to allow it.
> > 
> > Brian
> > 
> 
> rsync will typically be faster as it's unencrypted by default.  I'd be 
> willing to bet you'll see similar performance if using ssh as the remote 
> shell as you would with scp. (if not a bit slower.)
> 
> 
That's just it Mark - it is using ssh - NOT rsh - see my other emails on
the subject or the rsync man page in Hardy.

Brian
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