Subject: difference in key calculations for ssh
To: Current NetBSD users <>
From: Grey Wolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/25/2000 12:10:57
Why is it that a SPARCstation takes so much longer to calculate keys
in ssh than does an i386?

My ss5/170 takes disproportionately longer to calculate keys and
challenges and stuff for ssh than the PII/300 next to it -- the
SS5/170 takes about 30 seconds to respond with a password prompt, while
the PII/300 responds fairly instantaneously.

This difference occurs as well at work, with both Linux and NetBSD/i386
vs Solaris/SPARC and Linux/UltraSPARC -- the sparcs are both much much

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