’Failed to establish SSH session ’

'Failed to establish SSH session' error ; unable ssh via Ezeelogin shell 


  • Make sure iptables / firewall is not blocking ssh traffic (check ssh port is open on both gateway & target server) and make sure SSHD is not blocked in /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny
  • Make sure that SELinux is disabled on jumpbox / gateway server and the target server. You can find it by typing 'sestatus'
  • Increase ssh timeout value to 60 seconds. Do refer to this user manual.
  • Check ezsh log for errors. You can get it from '/home/{username}/ezsh.log '
  • Also, check for the SSHD error log of the remote server to which you are trying to login.

If it is Centos it will be /var/log/secure

If it is Ubuntu it will be /var/log/auth.log

  • On the remote server run the below command.

root@localhost:~ systemctl restart systemd-logind.service

  • Try to re-add the server and try to access it again.



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