Snail SSH


#1

Hello, I’m having trouble with lag times in my ssh connection. After writing my password and pressing enter key it takes something like 10 minutes to give me a prompt. Same thing happens after entering each command, i.e. enter a command, wait 10 min, enter another, wait 10 min for prompt to appear.
I’m using putty in windows with zonealarm active configured to allow port 22.

Thanks


#2

Have you looked at your pings and traceroutes?

–rlparker


#3

rlparker’s suggestion is a valid one, but if you connection to DH is normally fast and you’re only having problems with SSH it’s most likely due to a large number of E-mails in the inbox associated with the user you’re logging in as.

After you log in and after every command you give is executed, a service checks your inbox to see if there’s any new messages.

To see if this is the problem you can either clear out your inbox, or a better solution is to log into SSH and edit your .bash_profile

nano .bash_profile

and insert this line after the text in that file
unset MAILCHECK

Press ctrl-o to save the file, and ctrl-x to exit. Now log out, and log back in - and with luck your problem is fixed.

Hope this helps.

–Matttail
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#4

Tons of thanks. That lag was killing me and works perfectly and fast now.


#5

That certainly is an interesting thing to know. I wouldn’t have expected that but it makes sense.

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