Can't login via SSH

Bill Moran wmoran at
Tue Apr 25 12:27:12 UTC 2006

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:28:58 -0700
Jose Borquez <bsdlists at> wrote:

> I attempt to establish an ssh connection to a remote server and I get 
> the following error:
> "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"
> I have checked the hosts.allow file and Everything is allowed by 
> default.  What else can I check?

You're not trying to log in as root, are you?  Remote root login is
disabled by default.

The debugging suggestions Daniel made are excellent as well.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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