Subject: Re: secure ftpd and others with older NetBSD?
To: Tom Uban <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/20/2006 14:56:06
On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 02:45:22PM -0500, Tom Uban wrote:
> I've managed to compile/install both OpenSSL and OpenSSH on my
> Sparc IPX running NetBSD 1.4.1, although it may have been a futile
> effort as some of the operations on the IPX take an eternity.

The key exchange at the start of a ssl connection is *very* painfull
on v7 sparc CPUs. A v8 will perform quite a lot better.

If your pain level is high enough and you have sparc assembler experience,
you could try to get sparc v7 assembler support working for the openssl
big number library.