Recently, My SSH log summaries for my Ubuntu 12.04 servers in Logwatch have started showing entries for "11: Normal Shutdown, Thank you for playing [preauth]" along with the "11: Bye Bye [preauth]" and "11: disconnected by user" messages they had been showing previously.
I have not seen this message in my logs before the past few weeks, nor have I seen it on my older servers which are stuck on Ubuntu 10.04. I have googled this message and can't find any clear explanations there either.
The IPs attempting to login and receiving this message are random hack attempts, and judging from the preauth I assume (hope) they are not successful, but I would like to know exactly what this message means and how it differs from others to be sure.
EDIT for additional information: My servers have password authentication and root authentication both disabled