ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Fri Jul 2 11:51:06 UTC 2010

>>>> Locked account, maybe?
>>> I've tried several accounts and they all give the same result. There's
>>> also the fact that FTP and Apache seem to be broken, as well.
>> It could be that your /var filesystem filled up
> I'm on the console, now. Looks like a swapspace problem...
> The first terminal is scrolling by the swapspace messages really fast
> (it kills httpd, but then starts again).
> I tried logging in on the 2nd and 3rd virtual console, but hangs after
> I type root - never prompts for password.
> Is there anything I can do besides rebooting?
> On that subject... does Ctrl-Alt-Del initiate an orderly shutdown?
You can type shutdown -r now on the console, you probably won't see it
because of the messages but it will reboot your machine or you can use
Check your messages log when it's up again to see what has gone wrong
Good luck

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