when startup delays become bugs

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 15 15:22:49 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 10:05:40AM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> said:
> > In that bug you suggest that administrators could change back to standalone
> > mode. Given that what you say about frequency of access is true (even on
> > systems where ssh login is a primary activity, time between accesess is
> > generally on a human scale rather hundreds per second), is there a
> > disadvantage to socket activation beyond a very slight delay in the first
> > access?
> Well, SSH connection rate is on "human scale" until your system is the
> target of a scan, which can result in at least dozens per second.

Oh, I see. I missed that the idea is to activate sshd each time rather than
as a "singleton service".

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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