[lug] ssh hang mystery

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Sat Dec 23 19:44:02 MST 2006


> perhaps stating an obvious step, but did you update /etc/hosts?  can 
> the ssh server do a reverse lookup of the client's IP?
I've been using only dotted-decimal IP's, no names. DNS is not yet set 
up, which complicates life...but the prior setup did not have a DNS 
server either. Hosts entries are correct, so far as just plain aliases go.

> I don't know that I've ever used gssapi as an auth method.  It appears 
> that it is trying to do gssapi as the first auth method.  Can you set 
> GSSAPIAuthentication to no and then successfully connect?

I did finally figure out that GSSAPI can be disabled from the client 
side, and doing this allowed it to work (success). I've never disabled 
it before, yet it worked...so I don't know why it would suddenly hang, 
unless GSSAPI somehow stores some sort of information which was bound to 
the old IP. Hopefully I'll be able to convert it all to vpn after a while.

Can anyone enlighten me on why the GSSAPI would hang the login after 
changing the IP? At this point it is just curiousity.

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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