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Michael Honeyfield mike.honeyfield@x...
Wed Apr 6 08:01:39 NZST 2005


> > Have you considered using pscp from
> > http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
> > I have found the putty suite to be very useful under windows and doing
> > an scp transfer should get around any possible issues with samba and
> > at least narrow down the possible cause of the problem if it still
> > fails.
> 
> On a side note, pscp is god awful slow - feels like half the speed of Linux 
> scp, and of course these are both slower than smb due to the encryption 
> overhead.  Useful, sure, but very slow.  WinSCP is no better as it uses 
> PuTTY's encryption code.
> 

Still FTP (vsftpd is nice) is an option and one I use on my samba server for big transfers... dunno why, but samba is slow to transfer anything over 1GB is a single file or a collection of smaller files. 

Mike




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