So, a few weeks ago my remote SSH to a server stopped working. First of all my setup - I have my server running ESXI, 2 VMs, one as firewall and one where my server resides.
I have a NAT rule set up, which works (my port -> firewall -> 22 -> Server)
Now, when I try to ssh to this server (keep in mind, this used to work) using ssh -p port user@ip I get to the password prompt no problem, but no matter what I try, I can't get authenticated. I made SURE that I have the right password (even setting the password to "test" using passwd through the ESXI management console) - still no luck.
My auth.log tells me that "Failed password for (user) from (my local IP) port (some number that isn't 22, something like 27203 last time)"
Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to fix this?
I made sure the config allows password authentification and root log in (neither root nor my user work) I made sure my port forward works (I definitely get through to the server) I made sure my firewall doesn't discard my ssh traffic (see above) I absolutely made sure I have the right password
Any help would be appreciated.