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I have a VMWare Player running a

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) VERSION = 10 PATCHLEVEL = 1

All works fine execpt that I cannot connect from the windows host to the image.

From putty I get the error message:

Network error: Software caused connection abort

From /var/log/messages

Jan 15 03:45:55 tdx sshd[4492]: fatal: Timeout before authentication for

The VMWare player network adapter is setup as "Bridged" and has a static IP assigned through DHCP

nslookup of the client and vmware image names works both ways.

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What is your LoginGraceTime set to in /etc/ssh/sshd_config? (in the VM of course). Also, since it is bridged, can you try SSHing into it from another machine? – Marvin Pinto Jan 15 '12 at 19:54

Found an error in the ' c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts'. The hostname had several entries for the vmware image, and the "actual" hostname was not the first in the list, that is the one registred in the DHCPd. After I moved it to the first it works.

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