sshd refuses connections until I restart the daemon

Patrick McMunn doctorwhoguy at
Wed May 9 23:01:19 UTC 2018

I sometimes access my FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p9 box from my laptop via ssh.
Sometimes I can connect, but sometimes I get the message "ssh: connect to
host port 22: Connection refused". But if I walk over to the
computer and manually restart the sshd daemon, I can then go back to my
laptop and successfully ssh into the FreeBSD box. Why would it stop
accepting ssh connections until restarting the daemon, and how can I fix
this from recurring?

Patrick McMunn

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