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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: name99 on May 27, '05 10:49:35PM
There is a very important PROBLEM with the above hint. While it appears great (and, for the most part works) DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT enter the lines

   cd /usr/sbin 
   sudo mv sshd sshd.old
   ln -s /usr/local/sbin/sshd .

The idea behind these lines is that we replace the built-in ssh server with the newly built one. Unfortunately, while the newly built ssh server is probably faster than the old one, it suffers from the grievous defect of not working. Who knows what's going on inside it, but it now rejects any passwords it is given. The new server does not work with either the old Apple client or the newly built client. So the bottom line with this hint is: (1) Download as above, but check for versions. openssh-4.1p1.tar.gz has just been released, rather than the 4.0p1 of the hint. (2) Config, build, install just like above. (3) Do NOT set up the server links as suggested. Continue to use the Apple supplied /usr/sbin/sshd. (4) Do set up all the links to change the /usr/bin client apps.

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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: Sefu on Aug 30, '08 04:48:35AM

...your suggestion just turns the new ssh installation off.

I also have the same problem though with refused passwords - I think the problem with this configuration lies with the old public/private key pairs remaining in a directory also in OpenSSH's file path directive - I will try to remove these come Monday, and let you know the results.

If anyone has found another solution (especially if the above is not it), then do please let us know. Thanks!

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A possible fix for slow SSH connections
Authored by: Sefu on Aug 31, '08 01:12:59AM

I noticed that there is no instruction here to change the 'startup items' sshd to the new one... still looking for possible reasons this is not working. Again, any input would be very helpful. Cheers.

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