Delay in connecting to service
I have two Debian Potato servers, that I among other things connect to
In both these, there is SOMETIMES a dalay of over a minute between
the connection is established/noticed, and the actual
authentication-process begins. For example:
Oct 2 08:52:04 bifrost sshd: debug: Forked child 18444.
Oct 2 08:53:19 bifrost sshd: Connection from 10.10.11.5 port 2038
The time between the fork (when the connection is established
according to my ssh-client) and the childs "Connection" is mostly less
than a second, but sometimes, as in this case, over a minute.
I guess this is some setup-problem. I know other services get this as
well, as it does even when I start sshd from inetd. These servers are
not heavily loaded; mostly there's only one connection at a time. The
strange thing is that this occures even on a newly-installed potato
server with everything configured "out of the box" (allthough I know
of potato-systems that do not have this problem).
I have tried recompiling the kernel, with no effect (I now use 2.2.17
on one box and Debians image of 2.2.14 on the other). All the
programs are potatos last version as of today (sshd, glibc, inetd
etc). The networking is done with eepro100. The main server is a PII
400MHz with 384 MB memory and 498004k swap-space. Both use samba
exports. I have checked kern.log and the other logs without finding
any problem-reports that could have anything with this to do. I have
run memory-checks with memtest86 (thoroughly from boot). APM is
disabled. The load-avarage is normally below 0.40. The hard disk is
a scsi divided into 2 GB for root and 7GB-partitions for our
cvs-archives and home. One of the servers use pam-limits, the other
doesn't. Both systems use pam. They have static ip.
..and I have absolutely no idea left what I could do other than
switching to another distribution (which I don't want...).
With hope for help, Fredrik