is it possible to log in over ssh on a VERY SLOW link ?

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Mon Jan 1 19:29:36 PST 2007

On 1/2/07, Ensel Sharon <user at> wrote:
> Long story short:
> I have set a dummynet rate limit on a remote system to be 10 bits/s.
> This is, of course, ridiculously slow, and when I ssh to the system ssh
> times out before it can negotiate a connection.
> The question I have is, is there any way I can set the ssh and/or tcp
> connection settings on my local FreeBSD system so that I _could_
> successfully log in over ssh and run the 'ipfw del' command ?
> In pseudocode:  "I don't care how slow it is, log in over ssh"
> Any ideas ?

I'm afraid you'll have to consider that dummynet limit
as just a deny rule. BTW, the pipe is already full,
which is 50 packets by default, which probably is over
20Kb, which will take over 4 hours to get through. Can
you even guarantee complete silence on the interface
for 4 hours?


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