compression and encryption

jw schultz jw at
Mon Jul 28 14:50:02 EST 2003

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 05:33:13AM +0200, Vaclav Dvorak wrote:
> Hello folks!
> I've been thinking about adding the capability to store files compressed 
> and/or encrypted on either side of the rsync transfer. Let's say there's 
> a storage space provider. I want to store my files on that server 
> compressed (so I don't use more paid space than I need), and encrypted 
> (so they can't read my data).
> Any thoughts or opinions? Any existing work that I should be aware of? 
> Would a patch in some of the directions outlined above be accepted?

Read the list archives.  This has been talked to death.

Most recently, Martin Langhoff has spoken of doing some work
on using sender-side filtering that sounds promising.  There
is also a receiver-side patch out there with the performance
issues you mention.

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