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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in with ssh (using password authentication)
1. authentication failure error in /var/log/messages
2. 2-3 seconds delay
3. successful login
1. successful login
This sounds like the same issue as bug 101157
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101157 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.