LDM performance vs scp?

I do a lot of ftp and LDM, but I have never benchmarked them. I will
say that in my mind if all you are doing is sending files from one machine
to another and not doing anything on the receiving end the maybe
LDM is not the best thing.  It's strength in my mind is pqact..the ability
to send data to another machine and be able to kick off many different
processes on the receiving end as the data comes in.  

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2002 3:49 PM
Cc: anne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Russ Rew

This morning, I was benchmarking file transfers using LDM vs copying the 
same file with 'scp'.  On the two files I checked, (1237KB and 
2446KB),LDM took 3 times as long to send the file compared to scp.

Since I'm already short of bandwidth on my T-1 line, I'm quite concerned 
that I can not afford to use LDM.

Has anyone else benchmarked LDM to determine how fast it copies files, 
vs alternatives (ftp, http, scp)?

Any advice on how to improve LDM performance?

Joe VanAndel    
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Internet: vanandel@xxxxxxxx