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[_] SFTP server file transfer speed.

Andrew Holway andrew.holway at
Wed Nov 20 19:45:06 GMT 2013

On 20 November 2013 19:29, James Andrews <jamie at> wrote:
> Your source on the net is not accurate.  sftp speed would depend on the
> network bandwidth available.

There is an overhead with SSH depending on the encryption that your
using but your speeds will be proportionate to the available

SFTP uses SSH. When using SSH for bandwidth sensitive applications I
use blowfish encryption and compression. This can give a significant
boost to performance.

"ssh -Cc blowfish user at host" is the commandline that I normally use.

How to use blowfish and compression will depend on the SFTP client
that you are using.