This message occurs when a user tries to establish a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to a storage system and does not provide the password within the allotted timeout period. Many such connection attempts could potentially disallow other users from logging in to the storage system, causing a Denial of Service (DOS) attack.
- Corrective Action
If the remote host is retrying the SSH connection repeatedly, block the remote host by adding its IP address to the deny list using the "firewall policy" command.
- Syslog Message
Timeout before password authentication for remote host %s.
ipaddress (STRING): IP address of the remote host that was trying to establish an SSH connection.