SSH not working?

I’m proxying Firefox through an SSH tunnel with PuTTY. I’m on “HADES”. It’s been working fine for months, then yesterday it just stopped. I can login to my SSH account but when I run the “ssh -ND [port] [address]” command it tells me: “ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host”

I know this means that the client got a TCP connection to the server, but the server immediately closed it before the SSH protocol could get started (the ssh_exchange_identification routine implements the version string exchange, the initial step of the protocol), but I’m wondering if Dreamhost is going to reboot “HADES” anytime soon since that should resolve the problem…grr.


I’m betting you can’t do a standard SSH in, either.

This often happens if your IP address gets blacklisted due to failed login attempts, or some such thing. Contact support and let them know your home’s IP address.