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Re: very poor cygwin scp performance in some situations

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Mar 28 10:32, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >
> > > On Mar 28 09:57, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > > > All of the above will probably need to be suggested to the OpenSSH team
> > > > (preferably in the form of patches).  Volunteers welcome (nudge-nudge,
> > > > wink-wink, Steve). :-)
> > >
> > > You don't seriously believe that stuff like that hasn't been already
> > > suggested a couple of times, do you?  Read again what I said about
> > > the developers stance on security vs. performance and what I said about
> > > the HSN patch.
> >
> > I did read it.  The HSN patch is *much* more drastic than what I was
> > proposing.  Maybe I'm dense, but I don't see any impact on security from
> > changing the buffer size (as long as buffer overflows are properly
> > addressed).  After all, that buffer is used to store *encrypted* data,
> > right?
> >
> > Well, one way to find out is to post an actual patch to the openssh list
> > and get flamed... :-)  Perhaps one of these days I'll get a round tuit.
> One reason to get flamed would be the fact that you would add command
> line options.  New options to ssh would only be added reluctantly and
> new options to scp would probably be refused right away.  So the
> buffer size would have to become config file entries and I'm not sure
> what they would say about that.

Still probably worth trying...

> But why add this when a patch to solve the problem is already available?

Because the patch requires recompilation, whereas the config option does
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