I have several remote systems, and one of them, a linode running debian, is very slow to ssh into - it takes approximately 20-25 seconds every time. This seems to have happened relatively recently. I have tried setting
no or to
yes as suggested in several answers to similar questions, and it doesn't make a difference. It also doesn't make any difference if I login using the fqdn or the ip address. I have the same delay sshing from either my local linux box or my local Macintosh. I have no such delay sshing from the linode to the local linux box. I have another remote system using the same version of Debian and I can ssh into it in 2 seconds. The only difference between the
/etc/ssh/sshd_config files on the two Debian boxes is that the fast one doesn't allow passwords and also specifies a list of allowed ciphers.
If I login using
ssh -vvv root@linode, the delay happens at the part marked with >>>>>>
debug2: key: /root/.ssh/id_ecdsa ((nil)) debug2: key: /root/.ssh/id_ed25519 ((nil)) debug3: send packet: type 5 debug3: receive packet: type 6 debug2: service_accept: ssh-userauth debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug3: send packet: type 50 >>>>>> debug3: receive packet: type 51 debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug3: start over, passed a different list publickey,password debug3: preferred gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,publickey,keyboard-interactive,password debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /root/.ssh/id_rsa debug3: send_pubkey_test
(This is only a partial log - full log available on request)
I can't find anything about the login in
/var/log/syslog during the delay time - afterwards I just get
Jul 27 13:46:43 linode sshd: Accepted publickey for root from 184.108.40.206 port 51464 ssh2: RSA 89:08:ef:44:48:a4:84:b7:0a:de:14:65:1b:d9:86:f8 Jul 27 13:46:43 linode sshd: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Jul 27 13:46:43 linode systemd-logind: New session 10361 of user root.