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When I try to connect ssh it takes too long (almost 2 minutes) to appear password prompt.

Why does this happens?

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It is something that comes wrong from Ubuntu's installation.

To fix it you have to change this line in /etc/nsswitch.conf:

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

And change it for this one:

hosts:          files dns
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The filename is /etc/nsswitch.conf. – Jimmy Hedman Jan 23 '13 at 6:43

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