how to transfer files between 2 linux computers

Avi Greenbury lists at
Wed Dec 7 21:13:15 UTC 2011

Jonesy wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:19:03 +0530, Abhishek Dixit wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Frank <mailinglists at>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Why not use SSHFS ?
> > transfer of files in a trusted network such as home and if
> > connection is encrypted then it takes much more time because due to
> > encryption network latency increases so file transfer becomes
> > slow.So I do not want to use this method.
> > I have 2 laptops at home and some times watch movies or files from
> > one to other laptop at such times doing an ftp etc becomes
> > irritating. How ever in windows if I do I can simply drag and drop
> > which is what I want.
> Using split screen in konqueror: fish:// to the remote directory in
> one screen, and navigate to the local dir/ in the other screen.   
> Drag'n-drop -- and much more.

Fish is simply a wrapper round ssh, though, so it's still subject to
the latency properties.

Otherwise, rsh ( ssh without the encryption), rsync or nfs come to
mind, I'd guess (with no data) that's in decreasing order of speed.

Or netcat?


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