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Re: [SLUG] scp -c null ??


On Thursday 16 August 2007 21:45, slug-request@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Is it possible to have a "null" cipher for ssh/scp?
>
> On occasion I'm on my LAN, behind a firewall/router etc, and need to
> copy a few hundred megs or gigs between boxes.
>
> In this environment, I simply want maximum xfer rate, and minimum CPU
> use. I simply want to copy the files across, and have no desire to hide
> them, and have no one that I'm aware of on my LAN who would sniff them
> anyway.
>
> So I imagine there should be a "-c null" option to scp. But there does
> not seem to be.
>
> So the next question, which cipher has the lowest CPU overhead? DES?

From Celeron 1.8G and up my transfers (out the box RSA) on ssh hold my 100Mb 
LAN on the stop pin. I get late 9.x MB/sec over DVD sizes (4.5G)

Are you solving a thought-problem?
James