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Old 02-15-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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SSH slow login

My server is running Red-Hat 9, and when I access the server via SSH, the server responds immediately with a login request, and after I type in my login id the system responds immediately with "Sent username foo", and then there is a LONG pause (up to 30 seconds) before the system asks for my password.

I would be pleased if anyone can shed any light on this.

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If you are running a DNS server that's cacheing it could be trying to connect with the root servers and can't because of TCP timeouts (if it's not on the internet)...that's the only time I've seen that.
Old 02-16-2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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Also, make sure your nameservers are correct in /etc/resolv.conf. It could be that your nameserver entries are incorrect and the reverse lookup is taking forever.



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