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Old 10-15-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Logging into Linux through SSH locks up machine

I'm trying to login to a linux box using SSH from my Windows machine. I tried using Servers Alive and now Putty.

Here's the problem. I can remotely get to the linux machine and to the login prompt, but after entering my credentials, the machine locks and freezes the connection immediately, before displaying anything else. Then I have to close out and start over again. I know it's recognizing my credentials because if I type the wrong password it will tell me I'm doing so and give me access denied. It only freezes once the correct password is entered. This is happening on a few linux machines that I have, however, there are linux boxes that I can connect to also which makes it more confusing to me.

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I'd suggest you tell us more about the machines, which ones are running which
version Linux, and whether there are differences in the varied files that are
being touched during/after login.

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Is X11 forwarding on? Did you try to leave some process monitor (at least Windows built-in) visible - does it manage to show a sharp rise in some process'es CPU usage?
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Thanks for the welcome...

All the machines are running Red Hat 3. I checked the processes on the windows side and nothing is out of the ordinary. I initially thought it may be because the Linux machines are on a different subnet, but I'm questioning that because I'm getting a login prompt, so I know I'm getting to the machine. I'm not real familiar with Linux, but I'm trying to help a friend out with this. Thanks for the help everyone.


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