For some obscure reason, my SSH login was taking a long time to verify. At first I didn't realise because I've been using my Android phone the whole time, but then I tried it on a LAN connection and it still had the same issue.
The problem would go like this:
- Connect to OpenSSH server
- Enter in username
- Wait approximately 3 seconds
- Enter in password
- Wait approximately 5 seconds
- Login success
This is pretty darn slow, especially since I'm connected via a gigabit LAN connection and Wireless N300.
So something had to give.
Thankfully the first few results on Google did the trick.
Open up a terminal window and edit the OpenSSH config file.
sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
At the end, paste this in:
# Fix slow login times
Save and exit.
Now restart your OpenSSH daemon. You can do it while connected via SSH.
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart
That's it! It should now connect almost immediately.