ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Fri Jul 2 12:16:37 UTC 2010

On 07/02/2010 02:09 PM, John Almberg wrote:
>>> On that subject... does Ctrl-Alt-Del initiate an orderly shutdown?
>> If you can't log in -- even on the console -- then rebooting is really
>> your only option.  Ctrl-Alt-Del should bring the system down cleanly if
>> you haven't disabled that functionality.  Otherwise, just toggle the
>> power.
>> The symptoms you're seeing could well be due to filesystem problems or
>> to some filesystem filling up (/tmp is a prime suspect) or due to
>> running out of memory+swap.  Some sort of memory leak sounds pretty
>> likely actually.
>> Probably best to bring the system up in single user mode and run fsck on
>> all the filesystems manually -- that will show if you've got h/w
>> problems with drives and possibly with disk controllers or cabling too.
>>   Then check for overfull filesystems.  You may not find any --
>> rebooting
>> can clear a number of conditions where disk space is not released back
>> to the OS properly after use.  You may or may not find any clues as to
>> what went wrong in the system logs.  In the absence of any other clues,
>> the only option is to monitor the server closely and wait for something
>> similar to happen again.  Hopefully if there is a next time, you'll be
>> able to catch it and fix the underlying problem before it takes the
>> machine out a second time.
> Yes, I can't log in. I get a login prompt, but no password prompt. I'm
> going to try ctrl-alt-del and see what happens.
> Crossing fingers...
Sorry  I missed that you can't login.
Good luck

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