Slow Git push / pull speeds? Try tweaking your SSH settings

Mar 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Random Musings

If you, like me, have configured TortoiseGit to use Putty’s plink to connect (and use pageant, etc…), this might help you:

Try enabling in Putty (Default Settings) the following settings:

  1. SSH -> Auth: “Allow agent forwarding” (I believe this is the one that changes “everything”)
  2. SSH -> “Enable Compression”
  3. Session -> Select “Default Settings” -> Save

For me, this resulted in going from 200.00 KiB/s to 6 MiB/s

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