$ ssh user@host user@host's password: <----- Takes 30-50 seconds to prompt for password

If i use debug

$ ssh -vvv user@host . . . debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSH_7.4 <--- Here is where is stuck for 30-50 seconds

waiting for line below, but after that is ok. debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.3

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    is the server attempting DNS lookups? I recall CentOS enabling those by default – thrig Jan 3 at 15:56
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    Does adding UseDNS no to your sshd_config and restarting the ssh service, solves the problem? – Rui F Ribeiro Jan 3 at 17:21

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