FreeBSD 4.10: slow ssh

Matthias F. Brandstetter haimat at
Thu Sep 16 04:52:54 PDT 2004

---------- quoting Mari Cariapa ----------
> It takes about 15 seconds which normally should just take 2-3 seconds.
> Any idea on how I can fix this?

That's normal, if your ssh server can't resolve client's IP address to a 
valid host name (= reverse DNS lookup).

You have two options:
1.) Ask your provider to setup your reverse DNS correctly for your IP
2.) use "UseDNS no" option in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart sshd

HTH! Greetings, Matthias

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