[clug] Slow login

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Thu Jul 14 09:17:59 GMT 2005


In my experience most of these timeouts are usually to do with dns.
Check that /etc/resolv.conf points at a valid dns server because ssh
will try to reverse resolve your ip which might take a while to time
out. Also check that your ip does have an authoritative reverse dns
server assigned.


On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 05:53:19PM +1000, Michael James wrote:
> Anybody care to hazard a guess
>  why one of my machines is so slow to login?
> Takes 10 seconds from password to a prompt.
> It's not /etc/profile or all the /etc/profile.d/*.sh scripts
>  a debug echo in /etc/profile showed
>  they happen late and quickly.
> It's not ssh, setting debug logging
>  suggests that happens early and quickly.
> And the delay happens when "su"ing too.
> just shakin' the cluebat tree,
> michaelj
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