[SunRescue] SS2 usefulness (waz: 5 major manufacturers?)

GregoryLeblancGLeblanc at cu-portland.edu GregoryLeblancGLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Sep 27 09:04:30 CDT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stou Sandalski [mailto:tangui at cell2000.net]
> Yea I see your point... is the SS2 fast enough to run those 
> services? I have
> one... and when I first got it, it had SunOS 4.1.1, then I 
> killed that and
> tried to put OpenBSD on it... one thing I noticed was that the SS2 was
> sooooo slow, surely something must be wrong with it... I mean 
> when you type
> ls it would print out one line at a time like one of them old skool
> hollywood representations of a military super comptuer.... it 
> would take
> like 3 - 5 minutes to fill the screen with the directory 
> listing... and when
> it was downloading the OpenBSD files from one of my other 
> systems (on a 10BT
> net), it was like downloading slower then a modem... is this 
> really how
> these machines run or is it just me? My orignal intent was to 
> make it a
> telnet server for my friends to play with remotely... but 
> would it be fast
> enough for that?

Shel is right, it's just you.  The only thing that SS2's can't do worth shit
is encryption.  I've noticed that ssh'ing into my SS2 takes 2-5 times as
long as ssh'ing into my 486-50.  It's not ram nor net connection, as the SS2
has 64MB of ram, and the 486 has 16MB, and they're plugged into exactly the
same ports on my network.

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