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ssh login attempts is always limited to 3 times despite MaxAuthTries (Doc ID 1013064.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 9.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

When setting the /etc/ssh/sshd_config :

MaxAuthTries 10

The ssh login attempts always fail at 3 times.

# ssh -l stiffy 129.158.142.97
Password:
Password:
Password:
Permission denied (gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,publickey,keyboard-interactive).

Cause

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