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  • From: Mark Milhollan
  • Date: Sun Apr 30 21:42:49 2000

Chris Cappuccio writes:
>The ssh server should optimally generate new keys every so often (every few
>This generally takes a lot of CPU time, and on a 2501 it would probably take
>quite a while!!!

So let it.  There's usually no rush.  A low priority process that begins
generating a key immediately should have one ready by the time you'd
like it changed.

More problematic is the processing requirements of encryption and
decryption, and the memory overhead overall.