Solaris Secure Shell (SSH) Session Generates Message: "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host" (Doc ID 1004775.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

Solaris Secure Shell (SSH) session generates message: "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"

It is possible that this message is only seen for certain users or hosts. It may also happen that this problem is sporadic.

 

Changes

/etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny may have been updated recently and/or have entries blocking certain hosts.

Or, the workload (number of incoming connections from clients) may have gone up recently.

 

Cause

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