sshd stalling upon login

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Oct 5 13:37:19 PDT 2006

Noah wrote:
> Philip Hallstrom wrote:
>>> I just built some new FreeBSD servers, and I am trying to log into
>>> one of them via sshd.  I am finding that the is  a lag between the
>>> connection and receiving a prompt.  most likely this is because the
>>> IP address I am coming from does not resolve.  But I am able to log into
>>> other servers via sshd from the same host that does not have IP
>>> inverse resolution.
>>> So I copied the /etc/ssh/sshd_config and /etc/resolv.conf from the
>>> host that does not stall me to the server that was stalling.  that
>>> did not clear up the Problem.
>>> what other configuration files need to be augmented to get rid of
>>> this stall? clues please?
>> In /etc/ssh/sshd_config add:
>> UseDNS no
> I put that in there and that did not work.  there is still a stall.  any
> other clues?



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