Bug 530741 - "GSSAPIAuthentication yes" by default causes connection issues
"GSSAPIAuthentication yes" by default causes connection issues
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan F. Chadima
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-10-24 13:16 EDT by Justin Newman
Modified: 2010-06-28 11:07 EDT (History)
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Description Justin Newman 2009-10-24 13:16:51 EDT
Let me just preface this report by saying that I'm not really sure how to make it useful, but I'll include the information I can and hopefully somebody can make something of it.

Description of problem: The default sshd_config has GSSAPIAuthentication set to yes, which seems to cause connection problems ranging from slow authentication to dropped connections.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): OpenSSH_5.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8k-fips

How reproducible: It happened on a mostly default sshd setup when connecting from Debian Lenny to Fedora 11. Setting GSSAPIAuthentication to no makes it stop and yes makes it happen again.

Actual results: Authentication is made much slower than usual, and drop connections while authenticating are common (>50% for me)

Expected results: SSH connects and authenticates normally and speedily.

Additional info:

Full IRC conversation, with links to debug output: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/678786
Initial debug output: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/678787
Still works from localhost when set to yes: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/678783
Output with 'GSSAPIAuthentication no': http://pastebin.mozilla.org/678785
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