Re: Delay in connecting to service
Adam Heath <email@example.com> writes:
> On 6 Oct 2000, Fredrik Liljegren wrote:
> > 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.
> You don't have enough entrophy on the machine, so ssh waits, until
> you have enough.
Hmm, I will certainly try it, but I don't understand it. The
generation of the servers rsa-key has it's own debug-messages in
auth.log, and checking those shows that it doesn't take a second
Sep 18 08:11:08 bifrost sshd: Generating new 768 bit RSA key.
Sep 18 08:11:08 bifrost sshd: RSA key generation complete.
According to the sshd-manual the only key-generation that is done at
the connection (when run as daemon) is the session-key that is
generated on the client side.
> Solution: run a several finds on the server, a few cats of large
> files, etc.
I will. I tried running a "cat /dev/random" (to empty the entropy)
and logging in at the same time, but didn't get the delay. Perhaps
it's in some conjunction with close to the servers generating of
rsa-key or something?