I’ll start from a relatively simple problem - logging in to a server via SSH always takes 10 seconds. The delay seems to be pretty constant, there don’t seem to be major network problems and the server is not overloaded. Yet, remote logins always take 10 seconds.
If you’be been around, you probably already know a couple of likely causes for this, but I want to approach this problem systematically. How to troubleshoot such issues without relying on lucky guesses or having previous experience with usual suspects. You never know, next time the root cause may be different - or you have to troubleshoot a completely different application.
Source: Tutorial: Troubleshooting Linux SSH Login Delay - Why does logging in always take 10 seconds?, an article by Tanel Põder.