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The rsync algorithm

Tridgell, Andrew; Mackerras, Paul

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This report presents an algorithm for updating a file on one machine to be identical to a file on another machine. We assume that the two machines are connected by a low-bandwidth high-latency bi-directional communications link. The algorithm identifies parts of the source file which are identical to some part of the destination file, and only sends those parts which cannot be matched in this way. Effectively, the algorithm computes a set of differences without having both files on the same...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/40765

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