SSH bug - anybody aware of this?

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I am doing file transfers through sftp, and the connection was way too
slow even at lean hours.  The receipient noticed this too, and did
some checking.  According to him,  there's a bug in SSH that causes
some bits to be overwritten and verified up to 9 times each per bit.
On unencrypted FTP transfers, the transfer rate is high.

Can anybody confirm this?  anbody who has experience with this?

Thanks a lot.

Anthony Co

Re: SSH bug - anybody aware of this?

Anthony Co wrote:

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I'll believe it when I see it.
What observations led to that conclusion ?
What version of SSH (at each end) ?
Where in the code has he seen this alleged bug ?

Does time taken depend much on file size or is it largely connection set-up ?
How repeatable is the observation ?
Does it depend on file content - for files the same size ?
Is either endpoint CPU-bound ?
How do netstat byte counts relate to transfer size ?

Elvis Notargiacomo        

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