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Re: ssh connection takes long time

On Fri, 13 Mar 2009, randall wrote:

IMO the solution is not to tweak those subsystems and applications,
but to get a valid rDNS record added to the DNS.

Indeed, always best to have fully functional DNS, and no - for Linux
at least, /etc/hosts is not functional DNS.

agreed in principle, but since ssh is the only one (in my experience) that i ever encountered this inconvenience with, i wonder if the correct thing to do holds up in everyday usage.

From `man sshd_config`:

     UseDNS  Specifies whether sshd(8) should look up the remote host name and
             check that the resolved host name for the remote IP address maps
             back to the very same IP address.  The default is “yes”.

And there are indeed other servers that are unhappy with poor DNS
Rick Nelson
<dhd> is there a special christmas pack for quake
<dhd> where you get to be like the santa robot on futurama?
<dunham> dhd: that would be a rather unbalanced game...
<Knghtbrd> dunham: that's the idea.  ;>

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