Subject: Re: sshd keygen...
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/2000 00:11:01
Peter Seebach writes:
> Neat. It's a bit over 110 minutes now.
> 1061 E0 R 116:02.95 /usr/bin/ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f /etc/ssh_host_key -N
Hmm, I saw something kind of like this when I hadn't rebuilt the libcrypto
library. Basically the DSA keygen during boot would just sit there for ages
on my Multia. I always pressed ctrl-c, so I don't know if it would have
finished. After rebuilding libcrypto it was pretty fast. It takes about 9
seconds for the RSA key, and 127 seconds for the DSA key. (I just rebooted
and tested it)
I think it gave me some warning though, perhaps about how xyz encryption
wasn't built into libcrypto. Anyway, if it is still running, I can't see
how it is working correctly. (seeing how my multia is a 166Mhz pooch)