Prefs for rsync of ssh or stunnel?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Thu Dec 6 07:45:30 EST 2001

We're looking at using rsync over an encrypted link, and are debating the
virtues of ssh vs stunnel.

I know rsync can hammer a network-layer implementation, so have others done
this, and if so, which is better - rsync over ssh or rsync over stunnel?

I leaning towards stunnel as it's just a "pure" SSL transport layer with
nothing else to worry about, whereas sshd implies accounts with
password/access management,etc,etc.


Jason Haar

Information Security Manager
Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Phone: +64 3 9635 377 Fax: +64 3 9635 417

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