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[SLUG] Re: Tricky ssh question: Solved

On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 12:46 +0900, jam wrote:
> Hi
> Somewhere on the internet is my father-in-law
> Using a fresh install of Gutsy, and having apt-get install openssh-server he tunnels to me
> ssh -R 1200:localhost:22 ian@xxxxxxxxx
> I then go back the tunnel to his machine
> ssh -p 1200 ian@localhost
> and get the dreaded
> ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
> Now the interesting bits:
> If he does this with a SuSE10 machine everything works
> If I do it on another fresh-gutsy somewhere else on the
> internet it works

There is a moral here :-)

Despite all protestations of 'I did etc' he did NOT complete the 

apt-get install openssh-server

bit. Who knows wtf he did do :-), but on skype he did say OK all well

So after installing openssh-server everything works as expected. Thanks
and apologies to all