SSHD working in a funky fashion
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Fri Mar 3 09:37:45 PST 2006
Check your ssh key size, the newer versions of FreeBSD went from
a 1024 bit key to a 2048 bit kay and some ssh clients can't deal
with that big a one. Also check reverse DNS records for the
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kurt Buff
>Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:18 PM
>To: Alex Zbyslaw; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: SSHD working in a funky fashion
>On 2/28/06, Alex Zbyslaw <xfb52 at dial.pipex.com> wrote:
>> Kurt Buff wrote:
>> >sshd: fatal: timeout before authentication from 192.168.11.63
>> Can you ssh from one of your other FreeBSD boxes to this box? If not
>> then try "ssh -v -v -v" which may point you in the right direction.
>Well, today it's working, but it's veeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy slow to log
>into, from the Windows boxes. From the FreeBSD boxes it's just a bit
>slow to log in.
>> If it's just Windows which can't login, then try running sshd in debug
>> mode and see if that tells you anything. from man sshd
>> -d Debug mode. The server sends verbose debug output to the
>> log, and does not put itself in the background.
>> will not fork and will only process one connection. This
>> is only intended for debugging for the server.
>> options increase the debugging level. Maximum is 3.
>> If none of that shows anything useful, then maybe you have
>> level problem. Does any kind of connection from Windows work? E.g.
>> Samba shared drive? Ftp? Or even (for testing only) telnet, since
>> putty does that too?
>Don't have telnet or ftp running, but I'm able to browse the samba
>shares just fine.
>> If it's a network level problem, then some more info about
>> might be helpful. E.g. are all these machines on the same LAN segment
>> connected to the same switch?
>One Windows box is on a different subnet but the same (layer3) switch,
>one is on a different switch but same subnet, and the FreeBSD boxes (3
>of them) are on the same switch and subnet.
>> PS I assume you've tried your error message through google?
>Yup - lots of hits, but not much meat.
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