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Juan Manuel Rey

Unix Geek. Sysadmin by heart turned cloud architect. Working for Microsoft.

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If you deploy vMA 5.0 within your virtual infrastructure will find the first time you try to access it by SSH that the appliance is continuously rejecting your connections.

Try to check if SSH is enabled and running and will se that everything is OK.

So you will be asking yourself, what the hell is going on? BTW restarting the service doesn’t help either.

The key to fix this issue is in the hosts.deny and hosts.allow files. In Unix and Linux systems this files are used by the TCP Wrapper daemon tcpd to decide whether or not to accept an incoming connection.

If you look into host.deny will see that everything is denied by default.

Add the following line to the host.allow file.

sshd: ALL: ALLOW

Now you can access the appliance via SSH.