SSHD timeout

Jens Holmqvist zparta at
Tue May 24 20:25:06 PDT 2005

On 5/25/05, Charles Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:
> 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
> broken.
> --
> -Chuck
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if it is because of the reverse dns try to add the ip to /etc/hosts
with a meaningless hostname

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