ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

Juraj Lutter wilbuy at
Tue Feb 26 11:33:11 UTC 2008

mouss wrote:
> I tried with secureCRT and with openssh from a netbsd, debian and 
> centos boxes. same error.
> I googled for the error, and it seems popular!
> - I don't think it's an /etc/host* issue, as I was connected to the 
> box multiple times (and I tried from multiple IPs).
> - I tried from a vmware hosts with no keys, just to make sure it's not 
> a key issue.
> could this be a dns issue? the host is running a "caching" bind. I 
> would prefer not to disable dns lookup, but if this causes trouble...

This seems to be more a /etc/hosts.allow issue.

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