DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2006-04
Re: 1.4.3: Installer hangs at timezone selection
:It would also be extremely nice if ssh_keygen could display
:a progress bar or percent value. But that would have to be
:done by the OpenSSH folks, of course, not DragonFly.
: > Do you know if needs 29 minutes of CPU time, or does it just have to
: > wait so long until all neccessary entropy has been gathered? Maybe
: > there is still a but in entropy gathering somewhere.
:I'm pretty sure it needs 29 minutes of CPU time. Most of
:the time was spent generating the DSA key. The RSA key was
:much quicker, maybe half a minute (I didn't measure).
:The CPU was 100% busy while generating the keys.
:On a faster machine the whole process took considerably
:less time; about 1 minute. But that's still a long pause
:during boot which can give users (especially newbies) an
:(Just my 2 cents.)
:Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing
It shouldn't take that long even on a slow machine. It only takes
10 seconds or so on my test boxes (though those are fast boxes).
Even on a really slow machine it shouldn't take more then 30 seconds
or so. I'm somewhat at a loss.
In anycase, backgrounding the key generation would be fine. That
code was originally put in so people wanting to get a network link
up and ssh into the machine could do so quickly with only two edits,
and not have to deal with key generation.