sysutils/bbcp: Anyone interesting in helping upgrade this port?

Chris H bsd-lists at
Tue Jan 13 18:18:49 UTC 2015

On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:08:05 -0800 Freddie Cash <fjwcash at> wrote

> Good morning,
> With the requirement for the NONE cipher in OpenSSH requiring a custom
> compile of the world or a custom compile of the openssh-portable port (all
> my production servers are binary-package-only now), I've started using bbcp
> instead of "zfs send" over SSH.  And looking at using bbcp instead of rsync
> over SSH for another system (transfer speed is more important than
> encrypting the data as the transfer is done over a very local LAN link).
> The bbcp port is version 20120520; the latest version available is
> 20140902.  There have been several new features added over the past 2 years
> that make it (at least on paper) a decent rsync replacement for our uses.
> Is there anyone interested in bringing this port up-to-date.  I had a quick
> look, but it requires some C hacking that's beyond my skills.  :(  I've
> only tried compiling it with clang, which gives lots of errors.  Haven't
> tried with gcc, though.
I just had a look. Looks interesting. I can't foresee any issue
moving it ahead. But before I step up, and say "I'll take it".
Have you contacted the maintainer? I don't want to step on any toes. :)

> I have 3 FreeBSD 9.3 systems that transfer data to a 4th FreeBSD 9.3 system
> using "zfs send" over bbcp that can be used for testing things.  As well as
> a Debian 7.0 box that can be tested for pulling data off a FreeBSD system.
> I'd prefer to not install the ports tree on any of the production systems,
> but I could spin up a KVM-based VM if needed.
> -- 
> Freddie Cash
> fjwcash at
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