How can I transfer a large file quickly, when I don't really require a secure connection?
Often I would like to copy a large file from local machine to remote machine. The file does not already exist on remote machine. I usually use
rsync (which i think might use ssh underneath anyway). It can be kind of slow and I suspect it's not due to network limitations, but because it's trying to copy securely. Using blowfish cipher doesn't improve things much, and I couldn't get null cipher to work at all.
edit: for the record, copying a ~75MB file took about 17 minutes, and rsync reported 78032.72 bytes/sec. If my calculations are correct and the network is 10/100 (100,000,000 bits/sec) then isn't that only about 0.6% of the possible network speed?!