[Beowulf] High Performance SSH/SCP

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Feb 14 12:33:57 EST 2008


On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> It would be nice if they would revive the old ssh flag for turning off
>> encryption altogether.  That alone would make let us all finally and
>
> the PSC folk have a patch for that "HPN SSH".  it works fine.
> it's actually smart enough to do the session setup (auth, etc)
> using the usual set of ciphers, then switches to unencrypted ("ssh 
> -oNoneSwitch=yes -oNoneEnabled=yes").
>
>> Any idea if the openssh people are going to incorporate the patch
>> permanently?  Any hope of replacing the "Ciphers none" option (even with
>
> I think they've permanently rejected it.

Grrrr.  Do the PSC folks plan to put their code into e.g. F8 as a
fork/option?  It is so easy to yum install X, so big a pain to hand
build an rpm to install as an alternative and then have to hand maintain
thereafter as e.g. security fixes come out.

    rgb

>
> I find that arcfour is a lot faster than the other (non-none) defaults.
>

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