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I've as of yet been unable to correct this problem. I've tried adjusting MaxStartups to >10, clearing out the files listed in known_hosts, and compared configs between a server that is working properly but as of yet I cannot figure this out.

My thought is that the ssh_exchange_identification would suggest the problem resides on the destination (remote) end, but I can connect to that destination using other computers within my internal network without issue.

hllhiegwtest1:/home/username/.ssh # sftp -vvvvvv username@sftp.somewebsite.com
Connecting to sftp.axolotl.com...
OpenSSH_5.1p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8h 28 May 2008
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to sftp.somewebsite.com [X.X.X.X] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: permanently_set_uid: 0/0
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa type -1
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer
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