Bug 103935 - ssh 3.6.1p2-1 introduces a 2-3 second delay when logging in
ssh 3.6.1p2-1 introduces a 2-3 second delay when logging in
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 101157
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-09-07 20:38 EDT by Simon Garner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:58:29 EST
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Description Simon Garner 2003-09-07 20:38:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
Logging in with ssh gives an erroneous "authentication failure" message in the 
logs and generates a 2-3 second delay before successful login.

This does not occur with previous versions of openssh. Apparently this is due 
to the recent ssh security fix which passes all auth attempts to PAM so that 
the delay on failure is always the same. But in this case no failure should be 

Refer to the following debian bug report (which is fixed and closed) for more 
details and solution:

This is also discussed on the taroon beta list:

This problem still occurs with the latest Red Hat openssh 3.2.6p2-6.



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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in with ssh (using password authentication)

Actual Results:
1. authentication failure error in /var/log/messages
2. 2-3 seconds delay
3. successful login

Expected Results:
1. successful login

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Young 2003-09-08 08:29:21 EDT
This sounds like the same issue as bug 101157
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-21 16:38:14 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101157 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:58:29 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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