On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 2:32 PM Andreas Fournier <andreas.fournier at runbox.com> wrote: > > I just came across something strange with my fully updated Centos7 > server. When I try to ssh into it the same way I've always done I get > "Too many authentication failures". This just came out of the blue. I'm > using the root account and a password. But in my sshd_config it still > reads > #MaxAuthTries 6 > Which I think is the default. > > From the console I can log in fine and when I look in the logs for sshd > I can just see the the attempts I just made, that are less than six and > no previous denied attemps. > > Any clues what's going on? > I got the same error once. In my case the problem was ssh tried to log in with ssh keys before giving a password prompt.