[Gllug] 486sx 25 machine - thoughts and comments

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Thu Apr 18 00:50:25 UTC 2002

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 10:51:18PM +0100, Ian wrote:
> Ssh does need a bit of CPU power though. I have a 1990-ish (possibly
> earlier) 386DX laptop which runs NetBSD (about the only thing it will
> run, SuSE 5.2 was the only other thing I could get to work[1]) and with
> the original OpenSSH from 1.5.2 it took 10 minutes to log in over ssh.
> Upgrading this to (I think, it's off the net ATM due to being replaced
> by a slightly less crap model) 2.9 reduced this to 1 minute. But still
> rather a long time. Generating keys was a matter of going to the pub for
> a couple.

The choice of login shell would make a difference here.  On some old
laptops I put linux onto (only slightly higher spec) switching to ash
cut the login time by 90%.


What would Edward Woodward do?
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