[plug] configuring ssh

Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima tony at cantech.net.au
Mon Jun 18 11:29:49 WST 2001

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Gavin Corfield wrote:

> I'm setting up a debian server to act as a gateway.  I've got the basic
> network up, I can ping both ways but I can't get ssh to work.  I have a
> keys existing on my workstatin so I copied the identity_pub file across
> from $HOME/.ssh/ on workstation to $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys on the
> server.  However I am unable to connect with ssh, I get:
> ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

make sure you have something like:

sshd:	ALL
in /etc/hosts.allow

Also if that doesn't help try this.

On the sshd server stop sshd and run sshd -d -d
on the client run ssh -v

Hopefully it will give you some pointers on what is stopping the connection.

Yours Tony.

 * "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the
 * same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
 * --Albert Einstein

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