Server takes long Time to Boot - sshd Service is up and running but actual ssh Connection fails with: "Network error: Connection refused"

(Doc ID 2207325.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 to Oracle Linux 7.2 [Release OL5U1 to OL7U2]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

System takes long time to start all services and boot properly.
SSHD service is started but actual SSH to affected server fails with: "Network Error: Connection Refused"

Changes

Changes done in  /etc/resolv.conf with new values

Cause

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