transferring a file larger than 4 gb was is a pain. i could not do it from fedora 4/5 although ubuntu feisty fawn could.
the problem is I need to transfer file from my gateway server [fedora 5] to file server [fedora 4].
[scp simply cannot do that as the file, ubuntu repo, is over 4gb. it is the limitation of scp protocol.] <-- not sure, see comment!
sftp should be able to do it by don't know why it stops at 4gb marked.
solution using dd:
# dd if=ubuntu-repo-amd64-1.iso | ssh email@example.com of=/data/ubuntu-repo-amd64.iso
resulting the same!