[clug] Super Dumb question. Network filesystems... (linux Digest, Vol 88, Issue 35, Message 3)

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 20:25:57 MDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM, Miles Goodhew <mgoodhew at gmail.com> wrote:
>  At the risk of just firing-off half-baked musings into the list,
> it's struck me many times in the past that it'd be nice if SSH and
> friends allowed an unencrypted mode (in the same way that compression
> can be turned on and off).

Apparently old versions of openssh had "-e none" that would do what you want.

>  When operating on a secure network with low-risk data and possibly
> underpowered/overloaded processing nodes, it'd be nice to be able to
> do away with the encryption overhead sometimes. The general
> improvement in capability of SSH over RSH and the like are worth it on
> their own right (e.g. tunneling, SSHFS and SFTP modes).


I don't know the details on why "-e none" is no longer available.

Carlo Hamalainen

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