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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: Lido on Mar 31, '05 01:16:07PM

I am having this problem as well. See thread here:

http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=37233

The thing is, if reverse dns is the trouble, shouldn't it go away if I login using the IP address instead of the domain name (of the site I'm trying to login to from Terminal)? It still hangs when I use the ip address.

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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: sahilt on Mar 31, '05 01:57:39PM
Your logic is reversed (pun most definitely intended). Refine your understanding of reverse dns; you'll realize that the problem exists exactly when you specify an IP. Reverse DNS refers to looking up a hostname that corresponds to a particular IP which, in this case, is specified as an argument to ssh.

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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: Lido on Mar 31, '05 02:08:28PM

Well, if reverse dns is needed whether you do:
ssh -luser domain.com

or

ssh -luser x.x.x.x

then that still might make reverse dns the issue.

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