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Old 06-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
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[ssh] write failed: broken pipe

Hi all,

I installed openssh (sudo apt-get install openssh-server) but am unable to connect to my machine from within our outside the network (I enabled portforwarding to port 22 in my router to the static IP of the machine that should work as a server)

When I connect I get the error message:

"write failed: broken pipe"

I ALSO get this message when I try to open a shell from the machine itself:

ssh localhost

Could anybody help me try fixing this problem?

Thanks in advance! M0s..
Old 06-28-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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you should check the output of the ssh client run in verbose mode:
ssh -vvv user@host
If that does not provide enough information you should check the logs on the machine where sshd is running. The exact file to check will depend on your setup/distribution, but on a Debian based machine it would be /var/log/auth.log
Please check this file for the entries corresponding to the failed ssh attempt: this should help you understand what is causing the problem. If you still can't work it out please post the relevant lines from the log file and the output of 'ssh -vvv' in [code] tags on the forum.

Old 06-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

It turned out that the login user wasn't owning the home (because for sftp, I changed ownership of home to root to be able to chroot).

Now I changed the ownership back to user.




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