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Old 01-10-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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ssh-keygen run time


How long should it take to run ssh-keygen?

Its been going for 20 min or so, and there is a ">" prompt.

I am running it in debian on a AMD K-2 450 w/ 64 Mb of RAM
 
Old 01-10-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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What command did you issue? Does it end with a backslash? It appears to be waiting for input or more arguments. In any case, it shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes even on a slow system.

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Old 01-10-2004, 05:18 PM   #3
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ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f /etc/ssh_host_key -N "

i just killed it after an hour of running
 
Old 01-10-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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thanks for the input.

i was taking advice from a site I googled with incomplete info.

redid it and it took 5 sec
 
Old 01-10-2004, 06:05 PM   #5
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ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f /etc/ssh_host_key -N "

i just killed it after an hour of running
Did you close the quotes?
 
Old 01-11-2004, 12:34 PM   #6
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no, I didn't at first, and once I did it finished in 5 sec.

That will teach me to blindly copy commands i google.
 
  


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