Fix for SSH slow to ask for password in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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When you try to login using ssh some users might find asking for ssh password is slow here is the solution how to fix this problem.

Solution 1

Edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file using the following command

sudo vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Commentout the following lines

GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

save the file and exit

Solution 2

If you got to System>Administration>Network

Now you should see similar to following screen here click the "General" tab

You need to Uncheck the option that says "Scan for available services and advertise . . ." and close

Now you can try to login using ssh you should see it will prompt for password immediately

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10 thoughts on “Fix for SSH slow to ask for password in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

  1. Are the two solutions doing the same thing? Should I follow both of them for additional security?

  2. Sorry. None of the two medications did solve the problem on neither of my two computers.

  3. Yeah, this didn’t work for me either. I still have to wait 10-15 seconds for it to ask for a password. This is on my local network behind my firewall.

  4. or you can add the remote ip and host to your hosts (/etc/hosts) file.

    Just give it a name u want if u cant resolve the host name of the ip.

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