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Old 01-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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ssh just stopped working to one linux machine.

I can't ssh from the SuSE linux server to my desktop. It just says: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

I can, however, ssh from my desktop to the server.

We had some odd routing issues yesterday, but I don't know if it's related.

The firewall is not running, and I can ping my desktop from the server.

Any idea? Thanks!
Old 01-22-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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try this.

cd ~/.ssh/
mv known_hosts known_hosts.tmp
By reconnecting you will be ask to accept the host identity again.

Greets Acanthus
Old 01-22-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Find out if those routing problems had some effect on on the ports needed for ssh. Maybe port 22 was close or was removed from the router's redirection table, or something like that.


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