Connections to MySQL take a long time to authenticate (Doc ID 1360836.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 to 5.5 [Release 4.0 to 5.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When connecting to an otherwise idle MySQL server, with no network problems, the connection can take several seconds to authenticate.

Cause

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