Re: SSH intermittently drops connections when using over dsl

From: G. Wolfe Woodbury (
Date: 06/04/03

Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 21:05:56 GMT

Jeffrey J. Kosowsky <kosowsky@consult.pretender> shaped electrons to say:
> Even when I can't ssh in, I can still ping my machine successfully,
> send/receive email, and even access the web server on it. Only SSH
> seems to drop or become blocked. The ping time and the web page
> loading time don't appear to be abnormally long either.
> The only explanation seems to be that there is a problem with my
> verizon dsl connection. What would cause the SSH connection to be
> dropped or temporarily blocked?
> Could this have anything to do with the fact that I am running SSH on
> port 443?
> Any other suggestions?

COuld it be that your IP has changed due to a PPPoE drop/renew of the
connection? The sshd on your server might not be picking up the change
in IP and refusing the connect.

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