Thanks Lance. I'll check out the patch tomorrow. Just one question: What exacly does it do? I ask because, as you can see from my post above, distcc is working with the make stage of the build and giving me an 80% reduction in the compile time. If it already works, (using the -j argument, rather than -j4), I'm curious what the patch adds to the process. I was actually building 1.0.2g but a quick tweak to the url shows that there is also a patch for 1.0.2g. I did a bit of reading up and saw that the router is still running the preprocessor step when using distcc, but even that step can be pushed to the server using the pump command. Unfortunately, it looks to be just a bit too bleeding edge and chucked out a whole bunch of error messages before reverting to "vanilla" distcc. The fact that pump was configured to look for python is /usr/bin, rather than /mmc/bin also gently hinted that it might not be quite ready for front-line use!