I noticed with rsync and compressed files or package files the transfer efficiency drops considerably. Eg. rsync an ISO image of a distribution will give you between 30% and 60% of the original transfer although from Beta1-Beta2 the change could not have been that great. The same thing happens with ZIP files for obvious reasons.
My question or feature request if you want to call it is. Is it possible to modify or add a feature to rsync that would allow it to for example (decompress a gz file, unpackage an RPM file) through say a config file specifying the necessary steps and repackage and compress the file on the other side. This would make it possible to transfer eg. ISO images considerably faster but would make the complexity of setup obviously pretty high. Just a question. -- Jacobus Erasmus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Kewlconcepts -- To unsubscribe or change options: http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/rsync Before posting, read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html