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I'm trying to connect from my Windows XP machine to my linux box using Putty on my windows machine and OpenSSH on the linux box.
However when I try to connect I get: "Error connection reset by peer"
I am not very knowledgable about Linux so I don't know if I have SSH set up right. I'm using RedHat Linux 7.3. If I type service sshd start in the terminal it says Starting sshd: OK so I'm reasonably sure its running. I can successfully ping the linux machine from my linux computer so I know its there.
Protocol SSH, port 22.
This is my configuration file (sshd_config):
If I change the configuration file does it update automatically or do I have to restart or something? Thanks for your help!
# $OpenBSD: sshd_config,v 1.59 2002/09/25 11:17:16 markus Exp $
# This is the sshd server system-wide configuration file. See
# sshd_config(5) for more information.
# This sshd was compiled with PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin
# The strategy used for options in the default sshd_config shipped with
# OpenSSH is to specify options with their default value where
# possible, but leave them commented. Uncommented options change a
# default value.
# rhosts authentication should not be used
# Don't read the user's ~/.rhosts and ~/.shosts files
# For this to work you will also need host keys in /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts
# similar for protocol version 2
# Change to yes if you don't trust ~/.ssh/known_hosts for
# RhostsRSAAuthentication and HostbasedAuthentication
# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!
# Change to no to disable s/key passwords
# Kerberos options
# Kerberos TGT Passing only works with the AFS kaserver
# Set this to 'yes' to enable PAM keyboard-interactive authentication
# Warning: enabling this may bypass the setting of 'PasswordAuthentication'