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Re[2]: sftp

Subject: Re[2]: sftp
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:21:30 +0300
Hello kilgota,

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 7:23:04 PM, you wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Oct 2007, Pavel Tsekov wrote:

>> MC has FISH which is emulating a file system over ssh i.e.
>> listing directories, copying, moving, deleting files/directories
>> and so on.

> I have a nome machine (on which I am typing this) and an office machine
> (to which I am currently connected, as it is among other things my mail
> server). Sometimes, I want to move large quantities of stuff from office
> to home or home to office. What I discovered, by actually trying it, is
> that there is somehow a huge overhead which makes things go rather slowly.
> One of the biggest problems is that when I do the connection then it takes
> a very long time, apparently during which the entire filesystem on the
> other end has to be read (and it is not small, but by today's standards
> not huge, by any means). During this time one can do just about nothing at
> all with the FISH connection. Thus, I have for a long time I have not used
> this feature.

I am a bit confused so I am going to ask several questions to
understand the problem better. Do experience a slowdown on
the machine which runs MC or on the machine to which MC is
connected ? Does it take a long time to read the directory
listing or maybe to download or upload a file ? What do you
expect to do while MC is busy doing something ?

Note that you if you have slow upload - you are most likely
to experience a speedup if you upgrade to the new version.

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