Optimizing SSH for low speed links

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Aug 8 13:02:39 EST 2002

On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Barndon Daron wrote:

> Over a fast link it appears to be ok. If we remove the radio link (but
> rate limit to 2400b) it is better (but not by much). Machine on one
> end is a PII 300 - the other is a fully kitted out e420 - so speed on
> either end shouldnt be much of an issue... Will investigate the
> entropy though...

Have you nailed the problem down to ssh, btw? Leaving all other variables
the same, substitute rsync/rsh (temporarily :-) and see if it makes a

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