Solaris Secure Shell (SSH) Session Generates Message: "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"
Last updated on JULY 11, 2017
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
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.
/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.
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