Subject: Re: speeding up ssh?
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/28/2003 19:28:45
On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 03:31:11AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I have two slow machines (a SS4 and a SS5) that I want to run ssh between.
> What knobs can I turn to speed this up:
> 	smaug# time ssh -1 vulab1 date
> 	Sat Mar 29 03:38:21 CET 2003
> 	4.049u 0.322s 1:24.69 5.1%      0+0k 0+18io 0pf+0w
>                       ^^^^^^^
> This is not in a security-critical environment, so turning off encryption
> or using very short keys would be ok.

recompile libcrypto (and statically-linked associated apps) with flags
appropriate for your processor (cpuflags should have good idea).  gave
2x speedup on my sparc.

shorten sshd.conf ServerKeyBits.

maybe kerberos?

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
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