Subject: Re: sshd keygen...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: port-alpha
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)