openSSH 4.3p2

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Sep 15 14:27:27 EST 2006

On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 01:24:13PM -0600, Ross Marshall wrote:
> I have compiled the latest version to test out, installed into /opt so
> as not to break my old version, and have not been able to log in, I am
> trying to ssh into the local machine...
> ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

That's often caused by tcpwrappers...

> My hosts.allow is:  ssh:

tcpwrappers expects the name of the process doing the check (ie "sshd")
not the protocol.  If you chage the "ssh" to "sshd" it should be ok.

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