exceed ssh connection stopped working

Posted on 2010-03-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I currently have an exceed ssh connection to my Solaris 10 Unx server which was work last Friday but this morning it has stopped working with the following message: Unable to connect to host using specified start method.

I have other servers which i can connect to with ssh and these servers are on the same network as the one that has stopped working. I haven't changed my user password on the non working server as i can still su to my user name and that works. I have also gone into the ssh tunnel for the non workign server, deleted it and re-created it and still the connection dosen't work. I have checked and port 22 is still open.

Any ideas ?

Question by:BayernLB
  • 4
  • 2
LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 28961941
if you can login to the server via the console (or for a short period of time enable telnet / rlogin) stop the sshd service in solaris and restart it in debug mode
sshd -d
then when you try and connect you will get the detail debug messages
you can increase the level of debugging with
sshd -d -d
each time you connect, you will have to re-run sshd as in debug mode it is not daemonized

You can also run an ssh client in verbose mode, I'm not sure about how in eXceed, but from a standard ssh client it's
ssh -v -v <server-name>

Author Comment

ID: 28963314
If i don't use ssh within my xstart then i can connect to the server no problems. I did also enable detail and verbose logging within the ssh tunnel but that didn't produce anyting that could tell me what was wrong.
It does seem like it could be a problem with the server i.e. ssh nto running as i installed ssh v9.0 on a colleague xstart and they couldn't log on with their username ?
LVL 18

Expert Comment

ID: 28963731
can you try logging into the server with another ssh client (something like putty - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)
We Need Your Input!

WatchGuard is currently running a beta program for our new macOS Host Sensor for our Threat Detection and Response service. We're looking for more macOS users to help provide insight and feedback to help us make the product even better. Please sign up for our beta program today!


Author Comment

ID: 28972119
I have also tried puTTY and can log in with rlogin but when i use ssh i get no connection. So it would seem like the issue is on the unix server ?

Author Comment

ID: 28975286
Hello liddler,

Problem sorted i re-start the ssh in svcs and all is working.

Thanks for your help

Accepted Solution

BayernLB earned 0 total points
ID: 28975507
I re-started the ssh is svcs

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18880/PaperPort-14-in-Windows-10-A-First-Look.html), I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
Users of Windows 10 Professional can disable automatic reboots using the policy editor. This tool is not included in the Windows home edition. But don't worry! Follow the instructions below to install (a Win7) policy editor on your Windows 10 Home e…
Viewers will learn how to properly install and use Secure Shell (SSH) to work on projects or homework remotely. Download Secure Shell: Follow basic installation instructions: Open Secure Shell and use "Quick Connect" to enter credentials includi…
The video provides a quick and easy steps to migrate MBOX file to well known Outlook PST and Office 365. Besides this, it also supports and migrates more than 20 email clients of MBOX which include AppleMail, Opera, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey effortl…

587 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question