At 4:19 PM -0600 3/29/2002, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
as an additional, but not objectively confirmed datapoint, scp and sftp perform faster for me than ftp between identical machines.
scp/sftp typically compress the data before encrypting it though the default setting varies by platform/version. Over a slow connection but using fast machines this can greatly increase transfer rates if your data is compressible by a large amount. If the machine is slow and the network fast, then the overhead of the compression can actually slow things down. compression can be enabled/disabled by command line options. -- | David Wojtowicz, Sr. Research Programmer | Department of Atmospheric Sciences Computer Services | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | email: davidw@xxxxxxxx phone: (217)333-8390