[CentOS] ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Sep 14 11:26:30 EDT 2012


M. Fioretti wrote:
>
> I have accounts on two Centos servers, A and B, each hosted on a remote
> VPS by a different provider/datacenter.
>
> Until yesterday night, I could connect without problems via SSH to both
> servers from my home Fedora 16 desktop.
>
> Yesterday I completed (fingers crossed) the switch to a different ADSL
> provider. From the moment I turned on the modem on the new ADSL line, I
> became unable to ssh into server A. All attempts abort with this message:
>
> ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
<snip>
This would be obnoxious, but have you checked with your ADSL provider, to
see if they're blocking ssh traffic?

      mark



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