SSH windows to vmware

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QUESTION :

I have a VMWare Player running a

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64) VERSION = 10 PATCHLEVEL = 1

All works fine execpt that I cannot connect from the windows host to the image.

From putty I get the error message:

Network error: Software caused connection abort

From /var/log/messages

Jan 15 03:45:55 tdx sshd[4492]: fatal: Timeout before authentication for 192.168.11.150

The VMWare player network adapter is setup as “Bridged” and has a static IP assigned through DHCP

nslookup of the client and vmware image names works both ways.

ANSWER :

Found an error in the ‘ c:windowssystem32driversetchosts’. The hostname had several entries for the vmware image, and the “actual” hostname was not the first in the list, that is the one registred in the DHCPd. After I moved it to the first it works.

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