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I am trying to connect to my webserver via ssh but I can't. When I insert the password then the terminal is blocked. This is what I see:

# ssh's password: 

Why ? In iptables there are no rules. Please help :(

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What do you mean, "blocked"? Nothing happens afterwards? – richsage May 11 '10 at 11:42
isn't the right syntax, – Diones May 11 '10 at 11:43
this is not a programming related question, try – Omry May 11 '10 at 11:44
What do the logs say in /var/log? There should be SSH or SSHD logfiles that may give some clue. If it's a DNS issue, the connection may be timing out; are you using a Mac to connect? I've had issues with that before where DNS reverse lookups time it out. Also, you can run SSH with a debugging verbose switch to see what the conversation is between client and server; run that and post the results to help with troubleshooting. – Bart Silverstrim May 11 '10 at 12:05

Just in case you are irritated that nothing after the password prompt is printed: that's perfectly normal. The characters of the password will not be printed. Just enter the (correct) password and press Enter.

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^C character in your password can block the terminal if you are using PuTTY.

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Verify that the user account you're trying to log in with is in fact allowed to log in via SSH.

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