pmeerw's blog

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

ssh: Too many authentication failures

SSHing to a remote host and get Too many authentication failures?

Perhaps beause you have a number of private keys (in .ssh, in your keychain, forwarded by your ssh agent) that all are tried and thus exceed the number of authentication tries (configurable via MaxAuthTries server-side). All you want is type the damn password.

Solution: ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no host

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