I'm running an sftp server on port 10022 using openssh-server on debian, hosted on EC2/AWS. I have configured password-based authentication for a single user, but the server connection is closed immediately after I submit the correct password. Here is the output from the sftp client:
steve@localhost's password: debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply debug1: Authentication succeeded (password). Authenticated to localhost ([127.0.0.1]:10022). debug2: fd 4 setting O_NONBLOCK debug1: channel 0: new [client-session] debug2: channel 0: send open debug1: Requesting email@example.com debug1: Entering interactive session. debug1: pledge: network debug1: channel 0: free: client-session, nchannels 1 debug1: fd 0 clearing O_NONBLOCK Connection to localhost closed by remote host. Transferred: sent 1972, received 1644 bytes, in 0.0 seconds Bytes per second: sent 1281358.2, received 1068231.7 debug1: Exit status -1 Couldn't read packet: Connection reset by peer
I have the server running inside a docker container, the really weird thing is that if I run the docker container locally on my Mac I can connect just fine, but when I run it on the AWS server I get the problem above. The above output was produced by running the sftp client on the AWS server (trying to connect to localhost) so I don't think this is anything to do with network access to AWS
I would set
LogLevel VERBOSE in
/etc/ssh/sshd_config then restart sshd and check
/var/log/auth.log to get more details.