[clug] scp alternative

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sat Apr 11 07:28:24 GMT 2009

David Schoen <neerolyte at gmail.com> writes:

> Have you considered just using different encryption?
> Chris who posts here recently blogged about just how different all the
> encryption schemes are -
> http://blog.christophersmart.com/2009/04/04/speed-test-on-the-dns-323/

That benchmark doesn't do a great job of isolating the encryption from
the rest of the overheads; a better general test is:

  openssl speed aes-128-cbc br-cbc rc2-cbc # ... see help for others

That will give you exactly the encryption of speed stuff.  Generally
blowfish used to win, but now AES does, which isn't a shock given they
are both designed to run efficiently on modern hardware.


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