[K12OSN] Fastest file sharing method?

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Fri Mar 16 10:22:26 UTC 2007

Daniel Bodanske wrote:

> I am going to ask the knowledgeable  members of this list ... If I
> have a choice of file sharing methods over my closed network (SMB,
> NFS, SSHFS, etc.), which provides the fastest large-file transfers?
> I have been using SMB because it was convenient, but I am finding the
> transfers seem slow, even when mounted on the file system with CIFS.
> Any suggestions are appreciated.

Not really a file sharing method maybe, but I you want to transfer a  
large file over a network connection really fast, I'd just pipe it  
through netcat [0]. I'm guessing that since SSHFS encrypts, it's not  
going to be the fastest...

Nils Breunese.

[0] http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/11/07/182200
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