PuTTY Fatal Error: Software connection abort
# Apt-get purge openssh-server.
# Apt-get install openssh-server.
Now set up another port 22, make a port for putty & winscp connection to the original port. For example: 130
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.
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.