Something I just learned (yeah, yeah): SSH (and SCP and SFTP) can compress the data is sends and received, but it’s NOT enabled by default. You can enable it per call with the
-C flag, or you can just enable it across the board by putting the following in
Compression yes CompressionLevel 9
CompressionLevel is optional and defaults to
6. The values range from
1 is the fastest and
9 is the most compressed.