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Re: ssh, HPN extension and TCP auto-tuning
Hello. I spent quite a bit of time looking at this under NetBSD-5 and
discovered that the default ssh settings, along with the default tcp
network settings precluded the adaptive network performance from working.
As a result, I've added the following lines to the ssh configs as well as
the sysctl.conf files on the NetBSD-5 hosts we manage. As faras I've been
able to tell, we've been able to realize good performance gains as a result
of these changes. Unless there have been a lot of regressions, I have no
reason to believe that these settings won't yield similar performance
improvements under NetBSD-7 and NetBSD-8.
Here are the fixes I came up with.
# Improves TCP performance significantly with ssh.
# Put the following lines in both /etc/ssh/ssh_config
# and /etc/ssh/sshd_config
#Enable High Performance Networking options (BB 12/27/2010)
#Turn on HPN features
#Allow 5MB of ssh window buffer
#Enable dynamic window sizing of SSH buffers
#You must have tcp autotuning turned on in the kernel for this to work
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