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Right now I'm using wi-fi at a cafe. When I type commands on my local machine in bash, it shows up at the rate I'm typing.

However, when I type commands on an ssh account, it shows up very slowly... there is a noticeable delay between when I press a key and when it appears on the screen.

Why is this? Do keystrokes in ssh only appear after they are echoed back by the server?

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Why is this? Do keystrokes in ssh only appear after they are echoed back by the server?

Yup. If you use putty, you can try to enable "local echo".

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