Troubleshoot "could not write ident string" error

David Rabel rabel at
Thu Apr 6 19:52:04 AEST 2017

On 06.04.2017 11:22, David Rabel wrote:
> Hi there,
> 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.
> I had a brief look at the source code but was not able to understand
> what is going wrong. Searching for that error message on the web did not
> produce any useful results.

Problem solved by deleting the VM and setting it up from scratch. ;)


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