Oracle Linux: Sudo Taking Long Time to Authenticate Caused by Misconfiguration of rsyslog Service

(Doc ID 2404111.1)

Last updated on MAY 30, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


Sudo is taking long time to authenticate, usually it would take less than 15 seconds but in this scenario it was taking more than 5mins and works fine after restart of rsyslog daemon.


A new configuration was added to rsyslog, no changes at sudoers file.


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