Long SSH login with Ubuntu

I log into a number of ssh hosts on a regular basis. Usually its from a Mac but I’ve also had a netbook for some time which has Ubuntu on it. I noticed a couple of years ago that one host took some time to prompt me for my password. At first I suspected it was the host but didn’t give it much thought as it was just one host. Turns out it was the default ssh config for Ubuntu.

So adding one line to my .ssh/config


does the job.

Wed 09 Jan 2013