Stalled login [CentOS 3.6 OpenSSH_3.6.1p2]

From: Damian Finol (
Date: 11/18/05

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    I'm having issues with OpenSSH in my Linux Server, the specs are as follows:

    CentOS 3.6
    Kernel 2.4.21-32.0.1ELsmp

    The current issue that I'm having is, in order for sshd to work correctly I
    have to boot my system in runlevel S and the activate network and ssh, if I
    run it as level 3 it just stalls after I type in my password.

    This is what I did to test this:

    I stopped the sshd service:
    Service sshd stop

    I switched to level 3
    Telinit 3

    I ran sshd with the debug flags (-D -ddd)

    And tried to login opening a new terminal:

    These are the last lines of the debug:

    debug1: userauth-request for user root service ssh-connection method
    debug1: attempt 2 failures 2
    debug2: input_userauth_request: try method password
    debug3: mm_auth_password entering
    debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 10
    debug3: mm_auth_password: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_AUTHPASSWORD
    debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 11
    debug3: mm_request_receive entering

    On the terminal it says:
    root@ip's password:

    After I type the password it just stalls there.

    I checked iptables rules and flushed them all, It would still stall on
    debug3: mm_request_receive entering.

    No messages at all on /var/log/secure and messages.

    Thank you for any help on this subject.

    Damian Finol.

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