OpenSSH name resolving problems

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Oct 11 09:46:43 EST 2001

On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Gil Disatnik wrote:

> The problem is that it has a 20 second delay until it really start 
> connecting... when using an ip address instead of a hostname I'll have my 
> connection running in no time.

The server end is stalling on a reverse lookup. You can switch this 
behaviour off (read the manpage).

> P.S - I am still waiting for any answer regarding my previous question 
> about the fact that I can't exit from a shell when I have background 
> jobs... It is really important... please help me here...

This has been discussed at length, check the archives.


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