Req Help: sshd error: Read from socket failed: Connection aborted

Max Bowsher
Mon Dec 30 14:50:00 GMT 2002

Min Kim wrote:
> Hello,
> If anyone could offer assistance, I would appreciate it.
> I am unable to login to sshd after installation.
> I am running cygwin 1.3.18-1 on Windows XP. I installed sshd by
> running the ssh-host-config script and choosing not to enable
> privilege separation. sshd is installed as a service and is started
> using "cygrunsrv -S sshd".
> When I try to log on to localhost I get the following:
> $ ssh -v localhost
> debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
> Read from socket failed: Connection aborted

> When I try to log on to the server from a remote machine, I get the
> following:
> $ ssh -v
> debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
> Connection closed by

> There is nothing in the sshd log.
> Does anyone have any suggestions? I've been trying to get this to work
> for over a week, and have read what I could find on the archives about
> sshd setup, and I am still unable to get it to work. Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Min Kim
> p. s. I have also tried the server setup with privilege separation
> enabled and the file/directory privileges set per instructions, but I
> get errors with that setup too. Oh well.

McAfee 7 has apparently caused a problem like this for someone in the past.
Do you use it?


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