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SSH refused connection cisco switch

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Any idea why ssh will refuse connections?  I  ssh into the switch yesterday and today it's refused my connection.  I checked the backup config from yesterday and today no changes were made using net++.
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by:Shark Attack
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you need to verify the crypto key and ensure it's still there and generated. are you authenticating locally? do you have access to console?
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Yes. Im consoled in @ the moment.
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by:Shark Attack
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did you check for RSA key? If you dont have it create it.
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Predrag Jovic earned 500 total points
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Check are all available vty lines in use. Maybe previous ssh sessions were not closed properly, so there is no free vty lines.

#sh users
#sh ssh

If that is the problem you can disconnect sessions by using:
#disconnect ssh ?
  <0-903>  The number of the active SSH connection
  vty      Virtual terminal
  x/y      Slot/Port for Modems
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by:fofanah78
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@ jovic
What's the command to clear ssh on the router?
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by:Predrag Jovic
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Basics are typically the same, however can depend on device type.

If that happens too often configure login timeout on device (had to do it on one device):
# line vty 0 15
# exec-timeout <minutes>

You can also use global configuration mode:
# ip ssh time-out <sec>      <-- (1 -120 sec)
should do the trick.

Or you can configure TCL on device to periodically clear vty lines (at least some of them).

Also manually clearing vty line should be possible to do with:
#disconnect ssh 5
or
# clear line vty <number>           <-----  Reset a terminal line
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by:Shark Attack
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i doubt this was the issue. so you're saying all your ssh lines were taken hang up?
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