[linux-elitists] Pompous Top 10 List

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Fri Jun 15 11:25:39 PDT 2001


Choong Ng writes:

> > > Two points:
> > > 
> > >  1) Computers are so fast now that you'd hardly notice the difference
> > >     except in really high-bandwidth applications.
> > 
> > I use tunneled X sometimes, and believe me - you notice!  
> 
> Interesting. I've a habit of running the latest Mozilla from one of my
> test machines through an SSH tunnel, and I don't notice much degradation
> (and that's over 100Mbps Ethernet). I don't think crypto imposes much
> overhead unless maybe you're using 3DES with a slow machine on one of the
> endpoints. And by the way, I _did_ qualify my point for high-bandwidth 
> apps.

Mozilla is pretty bad over ADSL <---> ADSL; I doubt that the crypto is
what makes it slow there.  But I'll try it without crypto and compare.

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