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Re: accessing svn through internet (svn+ssh)

From: Geoffrey Myers <geof_at_serioustechnology.com>
Date: 2006-11-17 14:03:11 CET

Robert Graf-Waczenski wrote:

> HOWEVER: My big problem is that access via svn+ssh is *substantially*
> slower than access via plain svn, even if the client computer lives
> in the same local LAN as the server. So i'm quite reluctant to tell
> remote users to use svn+ssh with such a slow performance.
> (I find this result rather embarassing given that SVN is supposed
> to behave good on slow networks... Well, this probably only tells
> me that the problem exists between keyboard and chair...)
> Others have reported this already, but those who replied only explained
> this with pointing out that windows clients tend to be a lot slower
> than linux/unix clients. Even though i sometimes enjoy to join
> M$ bashfests, this type of reply does not help much in my setup
> because i can not tell the users "go use linux instead of windows".
> So, maybe someone else has observed the same problem and/or has
> solved it and is willing to share the fix?

I don't know that you'll find a solution. Understand that ssh is going
to encrypt all the data, so much of your slowness could well be
attributed to that. You might look your client hardware. encryption is
going to be cpu intensive, thus upgrading hardware on both sides might
make a difference.

Until later, Geoffrey
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