reply to woody1950
Re: SSH connection puzzle I wonder if the Mac you are connecting too has implemented something like the hosts.deny that can be found on other *nix systems. This could be used to block all requests.
On my server I use denyhosts to populate the hosts.deny file if too many invalid connection attempts come in. Extra layer of security.
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