SSH problem

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SSH problem

Post by yodanski » 06 May 2007, 10:50

Hi all,

I'd like to SSH into Bubba, and do that as safe as possible.
I read about the hosts.deny and hosts.allow files, and edited them.

First i put ALL: ALL in the .deny file, and then ALL: LOCAL in the .allow file - thinking I was doing the right thing.
I thought that 'LOCAL' in the .allow file was going to allow address on my local network (192.168.1.....)

Now I can't SSH into Bubba. Though through the webinterface I still can log in. I really need SSH though.

Hopefully someone can help me out.


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Post by Per » 06 May 2007, 14:28


From ths ssh man pages:

LOCAL Matches any host whose name does not contain a dot character.

So check the host name of you computer and make sure that it doesn't contain a dot char.


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Post by yodanski » 06 May 2007, 16:40


I don't think my hostname contains any dots though,
I assume what they mean by hostname is the "user@192.168.1.X"
format on the client from which I'm trying to log in.

This is the response I get:
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

I'm trying to ssh into Bubba with a Macbook Pro running OSX.

I can always reset Bubba, but this is a way...