Troubleshoot "could not write ident string" error

David Rabel rabel at
Thu Apr 6 19:40:05 AEST 2017

Hi Reuti,

On 06.04.2017 11:34, Reuti wrote:
>> Am 06.04.2017 um 11:22 schrieb David Rabel <rabel at>:
>> I have an sshd running in a virtual machine running openSUSE 12.3. I
>> want to connect to that VM via ssh (the host OS is Debian Testing), but
>> it fails. In the syslog of the VM I only recieve ""could not write ident
>> string to <IP>", even with LogLevel set to DEBUG.
> Can you connect local inside the VM to itself by ssh, and/or does it only effect the external connection?

Yes, "ssh localhost" inside the VM works.


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