Re: Slow PPP/SLIP bug: Found change that caused problem

Christoph Lameter (
3 Apr 1996 05:49:26 -0800

Alan Cox ( wrote:
: > telnet connections using TCP/IP are slow, but if I use
: > ssh (secure telnet) all is fine.
: >
: > ssh has its own packet handling and bypasses TCP.

: No

Yes. SSH uses TCP socket number 20 to establish the connection but then
switches to something they call the "binary protocol" to do the
actual transmissions in a secure way.