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openssh sshd slow logins
- From: "Dave Wang" <dave at arubanetworks dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 11:46:59 -0800
- Subject: openssh sshd slow logins
i'm having a problem where my cygwin openssh sshd logins are slow. i am
using rsa key autologins. only a certain portion of the login is
when i do a "ssh -x <user>@<cygwinmachine>" from my linux box, the
authentication is immediately successful (the motd prints out
immediately), but then it takes about 5 seconds for the shell to
I know that the shell is not slow in starting up, because in
i've replaced the shell with the "date" command , and that takes an
equally slow amount of time to get from the motd to the shell program
-- i've added the option "UseDNS no" to the sshd_config file, to
reverse dns lookups.
-- "sshd" is setup as an XP service, with access to the desktop
-- "ssh -vvv user@machine" doesn't show anything wrong. it is
instantaneous until after printing the motd.
-- rsa key logins to a linux box on the same segment as the windows
give me an instantaneous shell.
the last thread i saw about sshd logins being slow was dated in 2001,
those were resolved by disabling the reverse dns lookups (which i've
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!
dave at arubanetworks dot com
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