Originally I could do git clone using ssh at an acceptable speed. However my ubuntu crashed, so I reinstalled using the newest version 13.04.

After I re-installed all I try to do git clone using ssh another time. But this time the average speed is about 3KB/s.

I used a none-ssh way, the speed was good. I also tried ssh -vT login@host, speed was ok:

Transferred: sent 3136, received 49936 bytes, in 20.5 seconds.

Bytes per second: sent 152.6, received 2430.4

During the process, after these debug messages there were long waits:

debug1: identity file /home/geow812/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1


debug1: Sending env LC_NAME = zh_CN.UTF-8

So would someone please tell me how to improve the ssh speed? Or if you need other information please tell me because I'm new to ssh and not sure which information is relevant to this question.

  • Did you solve this? I am having similar issues. 7mb/s normally and 200kb/s via ssh – rolls Jun 28 '17 at 22:03
  • Did you solve this? I am having similar issues. – BvuRVKyUVlViVIc7 Jul 12 '17 at 17:49

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