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I set up an SVN repository using the svn+ssh protocol, but file uploads are extremely slow. Uploading over SFTP shows that I'm capable of uploading at speeds of ~250KB/s. However, using TortoiseSVN & the svn+ssh protocol, I can only yield 5KB/s. Is there a solution to this issue?

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It's most likely an old version of SSH. This SU answer explains how to fix it. TL;DR install Cygwin and try to use the ssh version that comes with it.

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Try add following to your ~/.ssh/config SSH config:

Compression yes
CompressionLevel 9
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I did that, restarted ssh, but I'm still experiencing slow speeds. – user1086359 Jul 15 '12 at 23:06

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