Extremely slow authentication via SSH on FreeBSD 6.0

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jan 8 23:41:35 PST 2006

On Jan 8, 2006, at 9:10 PM, Derek Musselmann wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2006, at 7:21 PM, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> 	I'm having a hard time authenticating after upgrading the kernel  
>> and some packages, and I was wondering if someone could help me  
>> out with this issue. I marked the trouble points and included my  
>> sshd_config.
> I noticed in your sshd_config that you have:
> # Change to yes to enable built-in password authentication.
> PasswordAuthentication yes
> PermitEmptyPasswords no
> # Change to no to disable PAM authentication
> ChallengeResponseAuthentication no
> By default, ssh uses PAM for authentication.  By commenting those  
> lines out, it doesn't mean that password checking won't be done,  
> just that it will be handled with PAM.
> And then later in the file you have:
> UsePAM yes
> Try commenting out the PasswordAuthentication,  
> PermitEmptyPasswords, and ChallengeResponse lines.
> -----
> Derek Musselmann
> http://www.disflux.com

Tried exactly that, and it doesn't seem to have change the  
performance, actually =\... It still hangs in the same location,  
strangely enough.

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