PuTTY Fatal Error: Software connection abort

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Dear friends,

 
I am using a Windows 7 32-bit version of operating System. I have been trying to access Chumby from my OS. However while doing so I encounter error that I have never come across before. The command stops after nearly half an hour with the message stated below
 
PuTTY Fatal Error “Network error: Software caused connection abort”
 
 
PuTTY Fatal Error
“Network error: Software caused connection abort” 
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Best Answer by Waall Mike
Answered By 0 points N/A #147345

PuTTY Fatal Error: Software connection abort

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Hello Acke,

Your problem has a quick solution. Please do the following:
  • First Uninstall openssh-server. 

# Apt-get purge openssh-server.

  • Then re-install again.

# Apt-get install openssh-server.

  • Then edit the sshd config in # pico / etc / ssh / sshd_config.

Now set up another port 22, make a port for putty & winscp connection to the original port. For example: 130

 
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Answered By 265 points N/A #197299

PuTTY Fatal Error: Software connection abort

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Hey there Acke, 

Network Error : Software caused connection abort is a putty error that suggest that you suddenly lost connection from your server or inactivity. To avoid scenarios like this in the future, follow the following steps:

1. On putty, go on "connections"

2. Change the value of the "Second between keepalives" – any value higher than zero is good, i put 120 here.

3. Go to "Sessions" and save the settings as "Default Settings".

After doing the following you should not be encountering network errors anymore unless the server you're trying to connect lost its connection. Hope this helps. 

Waall Mike

Answered By 50 points N/A #147346

PuTTY Fatal Error: Software connection abort

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Your comments are very helpful, thanks. Waall Mike: your solutions make me anxiety-free. Your system is very easy and the screenshot images help me figure out how I will solve my problem. Now, after following your system, I am not encountering network errors anymore. Really, your suggestion is superb Waall Mike.

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