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Old 12-13-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
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[new bie] sshd: refused connect from 192.168.x.x

Hello there,

I try to establish a ssh connection between a Mandarake 9.1 server and w Windows client (Putty).

But each time I try to connect I got this error on the server side in /var/log/messages : sshd[pid]: refused connect from <clientIPAddress>.

I try a log of workaround like dealing with RSA keys but without success.

Note : the firewall is disabled.
Old 12-13-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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Make sure you have the IP or netblock that should be allowed to connect in /etc/hosts.allow. It should be:
sshd: 192.168.0.nnn
the above might not work (I can't remember if it accepts CIDR), so this should work
Old 12-14-2003, 02:39 AM   #3
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/etc/hosts.allow was the problem.


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