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my server keeps timing out when i attempt to download a handfull of files at once.

i'm running ubuntu 10.4 LTS

sshd_config contains the following tweaks:

Subsystem sftp internal-sftp

Match group www
    ChrootDirectory %h
    X11Forwarding no
    AllowTcpForwarding no
    ForceCommand internal-sftp

and fstab contains the following tweaks:

/srv/www/domain.com /home/chris/domain.com none bind

after attempting to download the files the user will be disconnected.

i'm not even sure where to begin debugging this, so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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How long after initiation does it disconnect? –  Rob Olmos Nov 9 '10 at 2:59
    
Is there a specific error message that goes along with the timeout? Or is it just "Connection Timed Out"? –  VxJasonxV Nov 9 '10 at 6:05
    
it may download one or two files successfully and timeout when 5 or more are simultaneously queued. operation timed out. connection closed. –  matt ryan Nov 9 '10 at 22:17
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i found out it was a misconfiguration with fail to ban, involving both ssh keys and pw checks. for sftp, the key's failed, resulting in a ten minute ban.

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