I have a hostgator account with ssh access enabled and when trying to upload the generated .pub key file with this command:
rsync -av -e "ssh -p2222" /home/user/.ssh/key.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:.ssh/authorized_keys
I keep getting:
Received disconnect from 126.96.36.199: 2: Too many authentication failures for username rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender] rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]
I've been toying around previously with ssh until i got the auth failure. But now seems that the auth failure counter does not reset (been waiting more than 12 hours now, tech support "suppose" it resets after 30 min to 1 hour, and another guy told me "it resets every time you try to login with the username", jeesh).
This is driving me nuts. I even had setup this in a Slicehost custom server and had less issues than with these guys. Any tip? Perhaps it's something client side and not server side.