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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Washington, DC

    FTP v.s. SFTP speed

    I regularly upload ~1 GB files to a server. Obviously this takes a long time.

    The server does not have ftpd installed, so I have to use SFTP (over SSH).

    Would I be able to upload appreciably faster if I used plain old unencrypted FTP instead?

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    New York City, NY, USA
    Unfortunately, SFTP is noticeably slower than FTP.

    You may want to see if you can instead use SCP or rsync; both are much faster than SFTP and just as secure.

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