My Oracle Support Banner

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

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2018

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

To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!


My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.