SSHD timeout

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Tue May 24 20:16:51 PDT 2005

On May 24, 2005, at 10:42 PM, Matt Smith wrote:
> I have a friend that has 5.4 where SSHD keeps timing out before
> authentification.  Box has a hardwired 3com NIC.  We’ve tried  
> everything
> but can't find the cause of the timeouts.  What gives?

Try "ping _machine_" and see whether that works.
Run "ssh -vvv _machine_" and it will give more information.
If you experience a two-minute delay your reverse DNS is probably  


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