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Old 02-11-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Too Amany Authentication Failures, when I ssh into a server


I get the error "Too many Authentication Failures" when I ssh into a server from a particular server.

If I ssh from server A to server Z I get the error Too many Authentication Failures
If I ssh from server B to server Z, no problem

It appears that the local sshd on server Z does not like server A.

I changed the option in /etc/ssh/sshd_config MaxAuthTries from 1 to 5 and I can now login to Z from A. That does not tell me why the problem existed in the first place. Why would sshd not trust a particular server?

Thank you
 
Old 02-12-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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No idea. Any particulars wrt SSHd and SSH versions and auth mechanisms? Do logs show anything? SSH'ing in in debug mode?
 
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http://superuser.com/questions/18777.../404460#404460

Try logging in by password instead of by key. You may need to increase the number of tries the server is allowed
 
  


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