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Old 04-03-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
lingeek
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Delay in SSH login..


Hi,
I have CentOS 4.3 running on my AMD Athlon XP(32 bit) PC and Windows 2000 running on my other Intel P3 PC(These 2 PCs are connected using a network switch). Basically I use the one running Linux as back end server and everything was fine so far. But recently I am experiencing some delay in loggin in to CentOS through SSH.

The Putty client which I use generally opens up asking for username prompt(no delay in that) but after entering the password it takes atleast 10-15 seconds gap before I logged in.
It was fine before and I am sure I didn't made any changes to linux configuration. Can anyone please help me with this issue.

By the way I always use the IP address like($ ssh user@192.168.0.xxx without any hostname)

thanks
Lin
 
Old 04-03-2006, 11:48 PM   #2
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Try starting the SSH daemon into debug/verbose mode (-ddd) and take a look at the log of a client login session to see if you can observe where it's hanging.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
lingeek
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Hi,
I figured out the problem. It was because of the reverse DNS lookup enabled by the SSHD. I disbaled it using 'UseDNS no' and now everything is perfect.

thanks,
Lin
 
  


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