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So, occasionally, the speed at which I enter commands via SSH slows to a crawl - I'll type in the commands, and then watch them get entered letter by letter. Is this just an SSH thing, or is something else going on?

asked 09 Mar '14, 16:39

tjsimmons
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This is very common with using SSH on a remote server and most likely caused by bad latency. Depending on your proximity to the server, you may notice a certain amount of lag at all times when typing in the prompt, and experience worse lag if your connection suddenly becomes congested or load on the server goes up. If everything you type comes up on the screen with a consistent amount of (small) delay, it's simply your ping. If the feedback slows to a crawl there is probably something else going on at that moment. You can use tools like ping, and mtr or pathping/tracert to troubleshoot your connectivity to the machine, and you're always welcome to send us a support ticket if you think there's a problem.

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answered 09 Mar '14, 17:45

yulian
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I also just came across mosh.mit.edu which is something you can try out. It requires that you set up mosh-server in addition to the local client, but it's definitely possible to install:

https://community.webfaction.com/questions/8894/installing-mosh

(09 Mar '14, 17:52) yulian
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