SSH/SCP Connection stalled

somerandomfile.tbz2                         0%   256KB   3.1 KB/s   - stalled -

Note to myself: If you are trying to SCP a file and get greeted with a nerv-racking -stalled- after a few seconds, check your ~/.ssh/config for enabled compression. Disabling the compression did the trick for me after some rageful weeks.

If it still stalls, try disabling the ControlMaster options.