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Unable to connect via SSH

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop


Unable to connect via SSH
Error:  "refused connect from ::ffff:" in /var/log/messages


This error is caused by a denial from the server based on the rules in /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny.  Either add an entry to /etc/hosts.allow to grant access or remove the reject statement from /etc/hosts.deny.

Additional Information

See "man 5 hosts_access" on your linux system for more information on using hosts.allow and hosts.deny.


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  • Document ID:7009015
  • Creation Date: 19-Jul-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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