rsync speed on slow wireless links

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Dec 21 11:04:20 MST 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:08 PM, Max Arnold <lwarxx at> wrote:
> in my tests rsync often stalls
> for 3-5 minutes, while wget stalls only for several seconds and then continues download.

Have you verified that rsync is actually stalled, and not simply
sending incremental file-list information in between files?  (e.g.
strace rsync and see what it's doing.)  You could try using
--no-inc-recursive to see if doing all the file-list changes up front
makes any difference.


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