Tonight, I changed the ssh keys on my computer and I had a really hard time connecting to the server that my site is hosted on.

The server has some really tough firewalls and it doesn't allow you multiple attempts to log in. You only get one and if it doesn't work you get banned. I had to have a friend unlock my account 4 times as I learned more about what keys to use and how does the pass phrase on the factor into all of this.

It's really late so I hope that I remember this.

Just in case here are the links I used to get more information.

The second one regarding the -vvv option really help zone in the fact that the server was rejecting connections on port 22 and to get the Admins involved.

*[ssh]: Secure Shell

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