faster ssh session?

Foo Ji-Haw jhfoo at
Thu Dec 1 03:36:06 GMT 2005

Thanks for your quick response. I think Glenn's answer is better with the
UseDNS option.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at>
To: "Foo Ji-Haw" <jhfoo at>
Cc: <FreeBSD-questions at>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: faster ssh session?

> >
> > I have a well and working setup of FBSD 5.4. Nothing much to complain
about, but I hope to resolve this oddity.
> >
> > If I were to open a SSH connection to the box from an IP that cannot be
reverse dns queried, the box takes a little while before giving the username
prompt. Is there a way to turn off reverse dns query? This happens to the
smtp service (running on inetd) as well.
> it's more general problem - DNS queries have to timeout.
> quickest solution (if it's your private lan) is to add entries to
> /etc/hosts

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