[OpenIndiana-discuss] ssh sessions timing out?

Dan Swartzendruber dswartz at druber.com
Thu Oct 13 13:00:49 UTC 2011

Gary I see the same delay.  I wonder if it's a reverse DNS thing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Gendel [mailto:gary at genashor.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:56 AM
To: openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org
Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] ssh sessions timing out?

On 10/13/11 8:47 AM, James Carlson wrote:
> Dan Swartzendruber wrote:
>> No, same LAN.  Only thing in between is a gigabit switch.  The OI is
>> actually a virtual machine, and 3 other hosts (linux) are on the same
>> hypervisor and my win7 workstation can hit them with no issues.
> Since it's saying it's a network error, you might want to start by
> tracing packets on the network (using something like wireshark) to
> figure out which side is initiating the disconnect, and how it's doing
> so -- whether by FIN or RST.
> Another thing to check would be system logs.
> Many kinds of problems can cause a failure like this, including having a
> duplicate IP address configured somewhere on your network.

I had the weirdest issues because two VOIP boxes decided that they 
should have the same MAC address. I'm not even sure how to track this 
kind of problem down since I found it by accident.

Back on topic... My OpenIndiana ssh service seems to take a long time to 
connect with a client (long delay before the password prompt is 
displayed).  It happens most of the time and feels like a network 
timeout issue.  How can I figure out what it's waiting for?

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