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Re: slow ssh login on a cygwin machine

On Feb 28 16:21, Ilya Dogolazky wrote:
> Hi !
> I'm running sshd on a windows machine. Since last weekend (I have
> not installed anything) the logging in via ssh started to take 5 to
> 20 seconds (it was less than 1 second before that). It doesn't
> matter from which machine I'm logging in (tried localhost, some
> another cygwin machine, 3 different Linux machines: both staying in
> the same room or 1000 km away).

This kind of delay is often a result of the process trying to
access some remote filesystem.  Or, maybe you have DNS problems
on the server.

> And another pretty strange thing: the /var/log directory contains a
> file "lastlog" of size 445 Megabytes (445916640).

That size is not overly surprising.  The size of the lastlog file
depends on the highest uid used to login into the system.  In your case
you seem have pretty large uids.  Every uid slot in lastlog takes
276 bytes.  So you had login attempts from a user with a uid 1615639.


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