3.4p1 ssh-agent auth-retry patch available: was: Re: Updated ssh-agent authentication retry patch available

Kevin Steves kevin at atomicgears.com
Fri Aug 23 12:06:38 EST 2002

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 11:57:48AM -0500, Kevin Currie wrote:
> 	Even with this patch it still doesn't scale to the extent that
> we'd like.  I routinely run commands on ~8-10K hosts and it takes too
> long to complete the runs.  We've hacked around this by writing some
> tools that launch 10 ssh-agents, and then command wrappers around
> ssh/scp/etc that randomly connect to one of the agents for authentication.
> By doing it this way, we are able to run hundreds of concurrent sessions 
> with
> out getting "permission denied" messages.

Can you provide more info about how you run these commands?  What is a
high-water mark for simultaneous agent connections in this
environment?  Can you profile the agent (prof/gprof)?

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