RE: Long time requesting for password
From: Zieg, Mark (mark.zieg_at_lmco.com)
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 13:17:16 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunno if this is true in your case, but ofttimes that suggests the server is doing a reverse-lookup on the client; usually just for DNS, but sometimes an 'ident' or 'finger' query.
Reverse-lookups can often be speeded by manually adding the client's hostname/IP to the server's /etc/hosts file, or by disabling the lookup in the server configuration (ie, does your sshd_conf include "VerifyReverseMapping yes"?)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 10:21 PM
Subject: Long time requesting for password
I have a OpenSSH3.5p1 runnin on a redhat 9 server I have. When connecting
from an outside computer using putty (or any ssh client) after entering a
username it takes 5-7 seconds to prompt for password. What is wrong / how
can i make it prompt faster?
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