SSH Login Speed

Kimball Larsen kimball at
Thu Jun 5 12:57:34 MDT 2008

I have 2 servers in my office that are behaving a bit oddly.

Jake is a plucky backup server that has the following setup:
Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz
4 GB Ram

Elwood is our main web/mail server, with the following config:
Dual Core Opteron 2.4Ghz
4 GB Ram

The odd behavior is that it takes between 4-6 seconds to log into jake  
over ssh, and under a second to log into elwood.

Both are using shared keys for the login, and both are on my local  
gigabit subnet.

Where should I be looking to find causes for delays in ssh login?


- Kimball

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