The mobile shell claims many benefits, especially with mobile connections. Many mobile plan prices scale with the amount of data transferred. So I wonder whether I can use Mosh to cut down in data usage. A tutorial on DigitalOcean states that
Mosh [...] will only communicate changes to the currently visible screen area. This allows it to radically reduce the bandwidth [...]
But does not give any statistics on how much bandwidth is gained and whether this really weighs out the additional overhead of establishing and maintaining a connection via UDP.
Are there any tests, experiences that compare SSH to Mosh in real-world-scenarios, especially
- used with screen or tmux,
- on a mobile connection while moving between different connection modes or cell towers,
- for long-lived sessions?