Best utilizing fat long pipes and large file transfer

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Thu Jun 12 21:11:06 CDT 2008


> Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:02:31 +0900
> From: Randy Bush <randy at psg.com>
> 
> > The idea is to use tuned proxies that are close to the source and
> > destination and are optimized for the delay. Local systems can move data
> > through them without dealing with the need to tune for the
> > delay-bandwidth product. Note that this "man in the middle" may not
> > play well with many security controls which deliberately try to prevent
> > it, so you still may need some adjustments.
> 
> and for those of us who are addicted to simple rsync, or whatever over
> ssh, you should be aware of the really bad openssh windowing issue.

Actually, OpenSSH has a number of issues that restrict performance. Read
about them at <http://www.psc.edu/networking/projects/hpn-ssh/>

Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center fixed these problems and on FreeBSD, you
can get these by replacing the base OpenSSH with the openssh-portable
port and select the HPN (High Performance Networking) and OVERWRITE_BASE
options. I assume other OSes can deal with this or you can get the
patches directly from:
<http://www.psc.edu/networking/projects/hpn-ssh/openssh-5.0p1-hpn13v3.diff.gz>

The port may also be built to support SmartCards which we require for
authentication. 
-- 
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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