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ssh calls arp for entropy
Authored by: blb on Apr 24, '01 11:25:57PM

What you're seeing is ssh's built-in generation of random numbers. If you look at /etc/ssh_prng_cmds, you'll see that arp is called exactly as 'arp -a -n'. Try changing it here to '-n -a' and see if things are better.

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ssh should use faster util for entropy
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 25, '01 10:12:28PM

Better yet, it should get it from a good source - either egd (Entropy Gathering Daemon), available freely, or /dev/random, which does not yet exist, but should definitely be added by Apple.

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Works Perfectly! (10.0.4)
Authored by: MuCow24 on Jul 05, '01 10:25:17PM

Worked wonders on 10.0.4... ssh is actually *faster* than telnet now!

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