I have a Solaris 10 server on another network. I can ping it and telnet to it, but ssh doesn't connect. PuTTY log contains nothing of interest (they both negotiate to ssh v2) and then I get
"Event Log: Network error: Software caused connection abort".
ssh is defintely running:
svcs -a | grep ssh online 12:12:04 svc:/network/ssh:default
Here's an extract from the server's /var/adm/messages (anonymised)
Jun 8 19:51:05 ******* sshd: [ID 800047 auth.crit] fatal: Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer
However, if I telnet to the box, I can login to ssh locally. I can also ssh to other (non-Solaris) machines on that network fine so I don't believe that it's a network issue (though, since I'm a few hundred miles away, I can't be sure).
The server's firewall is disabled, so that shouldn't be a problem
root@******** # svcs -a | grep -i ipf disabled Apr_27 svc:/network/ipfilter:default
Any ideas what I should start checking?
Update: Based on the feedback below, I've run sshd in debug mode. Here's the client output:
$ ssh -vvv root@machine -p 32222 OpenSSH_5.0p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8h 28 May 2008 debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0 debug1: Connecting to machine [X.X.X.X] port 32222. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/lawrencj/.ssh/identity type -1 debug1: identity file /home/lawrencj/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/lawrencj/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version Sun_SSH_1.1 debug1: no match: Sun_SSH_1.1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.0 debug2: fd 3 setting O_NONBLOCK debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer
And here's the server output:
root@machine # /usr/lib/ssh/sshd -d -p 32222 debug1: sshd version Sun_SSH_1.1 debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA debug1: private host key: #0 type 1 RSA debug1: read PEM private key done: type DSA debug1: private host key: #1 type 2 DSA debug1: Bind to port 32222 on ::. Server listening on :: port 32222. debug1: Bind to port 32222 on 0.0.0.0. Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 32222. debug1: Server will not fork when running in debugging mode. Connection from 188.8.131.52 port 2652 debug1: Client protocol version 2.0; client software version OpenSSH_5.0 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.0 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-Sun_SSH_1.1 debug1: list_hostkey_types: ssh-rsa,ssh-dss debug1: Failed to acquire GSS-API credentials for any mechanisms (No credentials were supplied, or the credentials were unavailable or inaccessible Unknown code 0 ) debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer debug1: Calling cleanup 0x4584c(0x0)
This line seems a likely candidate:
debug1: Failed to acquire GSS-API credentials for any mechanisms (No credentials were supplied, or the credentials were unavailable or inaccessible