# Can't connect through ssh?

I'm running two OSes, one (Backtrack 5) as a guest in VirtualBox and the other (Ubuntu 13.04) as the host. Now when I connect to my host through ssh (host-only connection):

$ssh 198.168.*.* -vvv  I'm prompted for a password and when I enter the password I get the following error occurs: debug3: packet_send2: adding 64 (len 58 padlen 6 extra_pad 64) debug2: we sent a password packet, wait for reply debug3: Wrote 144 bytes for a total of 1271 debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password Permission denied, please try again.  I've tried it again and again so I know that my password isn't wrong. On my host machine when I type: $ ssh localhost


it connects normally after typing the password, but when I issue this on guest it says:

Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer
Connection closed by UNKNOWN


What is the problem?

edit: the first of my problem was I was trying

ssh ip


but it should be

ssh username@ip


cant connect to host though. Its refusing the connection

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if possible, also post messages of auth.log and syslog –  Rahul Patil Jul 10 '13 at 9:26
Does anything appear in the logs on the server (/var/log/auth.log)? What do you have in the server configuration: /etc/ssh/sshd_config? Is there a firewall on the guest or on the host? What kind of network do you have in the VM (bridge, NAT, host-only) — can you connect from the guest to the host at all? –  Gilles Jul 10 '13 at 14:43