Hello,

I have a problem with logging to my server from external network thru
ssh. Server is giving user/password prompt, and when correct password
is provided, it hangs. I've been searching for that issue on several
topics, but non of provided solutions worked in my case:
1) Different MTU between servers
2) Auditd daemon issue

Servers is based upon RedHat 8.0

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Below are the output from both client/server side

1) Client:
.....
debug3: tty_make_modes: 54 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 55 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 56 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 57 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 58 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 59 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 60 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 61 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 62 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 70 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 71 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 72 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 73 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 74 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 75 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 90 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 91 1
debug3: tty_make_modes: 92 0
debug3: tty_make_modes: 93 0
debug2: channel 0: request shell
debug2: fd 3 setting TCP_NODELAY
debug2: callback done
debug2: channel 0: open confirm rwindow 0 rmax 32768
.... and hangs

2) Server (this will be whole output from starting the server in -ddd
mode)
debug1: private host key: #1 type 1 RSA
debug3: Not a RSA1 key file /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key.
debug1: read PEM private key done: type DSA
debug1: private host key: #2 type 2 DSA
socket: Address family not supported by protocol
debug1: Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0.
Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22.
Generating 768 bit RSA key.
RSA key generation complete.
debug1: Server will not fork when running in debugging mode.
Connection from 83.31.97.124 port 33520
debug1: Client protocol version 2.0; client software version
OpenSSH_3.7.1p2
debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.7.1p2 pat OpenSSH*
debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-1.99-OpenSSH_3.5p1
debug3: privsep user:group 74:74
debug1: permanently_set_uid: 74/74
debug1: list_hostkey_types: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: first_kex_follows 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: reserved 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se,aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
aes128-cbc,3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,arcfour,aes192-cbc,aes256-cbc,rijndael-cbc@lysator.liu.se,aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
hmac-md5,hmac-sha1,hmac-ripemd160,hmac-ripemd160@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none,zlib
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: none,zlib
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: Network child is on pid 4373
debug3: preauth child monitor started
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit:
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: first_kex_follows 0
debug2: kex_parse_kexinit: reserved 0
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-cbc hmac-md5 none
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST received
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 0
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 0
debug3: mm_answer_moduli: got parameters: 1024 2048 8192
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 1
debug2: monitor_read: 0 used once, disabling now
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_choose_dh: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_MODULI
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 5
debug2: monitor_read: 4 used once, disabling now
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_key_sign: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_SIGN
debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 5
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY sent
debug1: kex_derive_keys
debug1: newkeys: mode 1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: waiting for SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: newkeys: mode 0
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: KEX done
debug1: userauth-request for user root service ssh-connection method
none
debug1: attempt 0 failures 0
debug3: mm_getpwnamallow entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 6
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 6
debug3: mm_answer_pwnamallow
debug3: mm_answer_pwnamallow: sending MONITOR_ANS_PWNAM: 1
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 7
debug2: monitor_read: 6 used once, disabling now
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_getpwnamallow: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_PWNAM
debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 7
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug2: input_userauth_request: setting up authctxt for root
debug3: mm_start_pam entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 41
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 41
debug1: Starting up PAM with username "root"
debug3: Trying to reverse map address 83.31.97.124.
debug3: mm_inform_authserv entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 3
debug2: input_userauth_request: try method none
debug3: mm_auth_password entering
debug1: PAM setting rhost to "ckv124.neoplus.adsl.tpnet
debug2: monitor_read: 41 used once, disabling now
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 3
debug3: mm_answer_authserv: service=ssh-connection, style=
debug2: monitor_read: 3 used once, disabling now
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 10
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 10
debug3: mm_answer_authpassword: sending result 0
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 11
Failed none for root from 83.31.97.124 port 33520 ssh2
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_auth_password: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_AUTHPASSWORD
debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 11
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_auth_password: user not authenticated
Failed none for root from 83.31.97.124 port 33520 ssh2
debug1: userauth-request for user root service ssh-connection method
publickey
debug1: attempt 1 failures 1
debug2: input_userauth_request: try method publickey
debug1: test whether pkalg/pkblob are acceptable
debug3: mm_key_allowed entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 20
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 20
debug3: mm_answer_keyallowed entering
debug3: mm_answer_keyallowed: key_from_blob: 0x809d730
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 0/0 (e=0/0)
debug1: trying public key file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
debug1: restore_uid: 0/0
debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 0/0 (e=0/0)
debug1: trying public key file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys2
debug3: mm_auth_password entering
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 10
debug3: mm_auth_password: waiting for MONITOR_ANS_AUTHPASSWORD
debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 11
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: monitor_read: checking request 10
debug1: PAM Password authentication accepted for user "root"
debug3: mm_answer_authpassword: sending result 1
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 11
debug2: pam_acct_mgmt() = 0
Accepted password for root from 83.31.97.124 port 33520 ssh2
debug1: monitor_child_preauth: root has been authenticated by
privileged process
debug3: mm_get_keystate: Waiting for new keys
debug3: mm_request_receive_expect entering: type 24
debug3: mm_request_receive entering
debug3: mm_auth_password: user authenticated
Accepted password for root from 83.31.97.124 port 33520 ssh2
debug3: mm_send_keystate: Sending new keys: 0x8093730 0x80936c8
debug3: mm_newkeys_to_blob: converting 0x8093730
debug3: mm_newkeys_to_blob: converting 0x80936c8
debug3: mm_send_keystate: New keys have been sent
debug3: mm_send_keystate: Sending compression state
debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 24
debug3: mm_send_keystate: Finished sending state
debug3: mm_newkeys_from_blob: 0x809f168(118)
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug3: mm_get_keystate: Waiting for second key
debug3: mm_newkeys_from_blob: 0x809f168(118)
debug2: mac_init: found hmac-md5
debug3: mm_get_keystate: Getting compression state
debug3: mm_get_keystate: Getting Network I/O buffers
debug3: mm_share_sync: Share sync
debug3: mm_share_sync: Share sync end
debug1: newkeys: mode 0
debug1: newkeys: mode 1
debug1: Entering interactive session for SSH2.
debug1: fd 3 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: fd 7 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: server_init_dispatch_20
debug1: server_input_channel_open: ctype session rchan 0 win 65536 max
16384
debug1: input_session_request
debug1: channel 0: new [server-session]
debug1: session_new: init
debug1: session_new: session 0
debug1: session_open: channel 0
debug1: session_open: session 0: link with channel 0
debug1: server_input_channel_open: confirm session
debug1: server_input_channel_req: channel 0 request pty-req reply 0
debug1: session_by_channel: session 0 channel 0
debug1: session_input_channel_req: session 0 req pty-req
debug1: Allocating pty.
debug1: session_pty_req: session 0 alloc /dev/pts/3
debug3: tty_parse_modes: SSH2 n_bytes 256
debug3: tty_parse_modes: ospeed 38400
debug3: tty_parse_modes: ispeed 38400
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 1 3
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 2 28
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 3 127
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 4 21
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 5 4
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 6 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 7 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 8 17
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 9 19
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 10 26
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 12 18
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 13 23
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 14 22
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 18 15
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 30 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 31 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 32 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 33 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 34 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 35 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 36 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 37 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 38 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 39 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 40 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 41 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 50 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 51 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 52 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 53 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 54 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 55 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 56 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 57 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 58 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 59 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 60 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 61 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 62 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 70 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 71 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 72 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 73 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 74 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 75 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 90 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 91 1
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 92 0
debug3: tty_parse_modes: 93 0
debug1: server_input_channel_req: channel 0 request shell reply 0
debug1: session_by_channel: session 0 channel 0
debug1: session_input_channel_req: session 0 req shell
debug1: PAM setting tty to "/dev/pts/3"
debug1: PAM establishing creds
debug1: Setting controlling tty using TIOCSCTTY.
debug1: fd 4 setting TCP_NODELAY
debug1: channel 0: rfd 9 isatty
debug1: fd 9 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug2: fd 8 is O_NONBLOCK
..... at this point this hangs...



Rafal