Commit 0fcfcbaf authored by Drew Blessing's avatar Drew Blessing Committed by Achilleas Pipinellis

Add SSH MaxStartups documentation

parent acbfe107
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In case you're running an older version of Git (< 2.9), consider upgrading
to >= 2.9 (see [Broken pipe when pushing to Git repository][Broken-Pipe]).
## `ssh_exchange_identification` error
Users may experience the following error when attempting to push or pull
using Git over SSH:
```
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
...
ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
```
This error usually indicates that SSH daemon's `MaxStartups` value is throttling
SSH connections. This setting specifies the maximum number of unauthenticated
connections to the SSH daemon. This affects users with proper authentication
credentials (SSH keys) because every connection is 'unauthenticated' in the
beginning. The default value is `10`.
Increase `MaxStartups` by adding or modifying the value in `/etc/ssh/sshd_config`:
```
MaxStartups 100
```
Restart SSHD for the change to take effect.
## Timeout during git push/pull
If pulling/pushing from/to your repository ends up taking more than 50 seconds,
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