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Date: 2005jun29
OS: Linux

Q.  Why do I get "ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host"
when trying to secure shell (ssh) from Linux?
What's it mean?

A.  We got it once when the host (ie computer running sshd) had our
IP-Address in /etc/hosts.deny.  There may be other causes.