I am facing a strange issue on my Centos 5.5 VMware virutal machine. SSHD service stops responding after working for few days. At the same time cmd>telnet server 22 give me no response. It works when I restart manually

service sshd restart

I want to identify what is going wrong with SSH daemon. For this I have changed the log verbosity to DEBUG3 in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, but I am unable to see any logs in /var/log/messages.

Can anyone help me to find the log file where I can see crash message whenever SSH daemon stops responding?

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Try to check:


Try to edit this options at sshd_config

# Logging
#SyslogFacility AUTH    # <- says to log auth.log, check syslog.conf for additional configuration, or even update remove syslog and install rsyslog.
#LogLevel INFO          # <- edit verbosity

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