Why does sshd report "Write failed: Broken pipe" messages? (Doc ID 1425873.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Occasionally following entries can be see in system messages file:


Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[2375]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[2935]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[3323]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[4467]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[4246]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[2131]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[4209]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[3638]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe
Feb 20 05:00:29 testsystem sshd[3744]: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe

Cause

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