I have a hostgator account with ssh access enabled. When trying to upload the generated .pub key file with this command:
rsync -av -e "ssh -p2222" /home/user/.ssh/key.pub email@example.com:.ssh/authorized_keys
I keep getting:
Received disconnect from 22.214.171.124: 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 it seems that the auth failure counter does not reset (been waiting more than 12 hours now, tech support "supposes" 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 this set up in a Slicehost custom server and had fewer issues than with these guys.
Any tips? Perhaps it's something client side and not server side.