"rsync -e ssh" hangs when lots of data is being transferred -- USE_PIPES in OpenSSH is the culprit

Jonathan Kamens jik@curl.com
Mon Nov 5 09:21:00 GMT 2001

>  Date: 14 Nov 2001 15:24:52 -0500
>  From: Jonathan Kamens <jik@curl.com>
>  perhaps we can ship both sets of binaries in the openssh package,
>  with the pipe-enabled versions installed by default, and have
>  ssh-host-config replace them with the socketpair-enabled versions
>  on NT, 2k and XP systems?

Of course, that won't work when someone upgrades, because they won't
need to run ssh-host-config if they've already run it in the past.

It's a pity that Cygwin doesn't use RPM -- if it did, the openssh
package could have a postinstall script to do the right thing :-).

I suppose at minimum, the socketpair-enabled versions of ssh and sshd
could be included in the package as /usr/bin/ssh-nt.exe and
/usr/bin/sshd-nt.exe, and people who are having problems could invoke
ssh-nt or sshd-nt explicitly or rename ssh-nt and sshd-nt to replace
ssh and sshd.  Ugh.


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