BadOption failures "annoying"

Michael Stone mstone at
Sat Oct 13 23:07:30 EST 2001

On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 01:55:52AM -0400, Jim Knoble wrote:
> If you truly need 'cipher none', you should probably know enough about
> OpenSSH to be able to put it back easily.  Otherwise, a slow machine
> with a fast cipher (blowfish, arcfour) is still liable to be bound by
> servicing interrupts on the network adapter more than anything else.
> Don't forget to turn off compression over a fast network.

I wish people would stop saying this without testing and then posting
the results--because several people have pointed out that it's simply
not true on many systems.

Mike Stone

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