Originally Posted by falko
Are you using fail2ban, Blockhosts or DenyHosts on the server? If you have made too many failed login attempts, then you probably got blocked by these tools.
Yes, but I don't recall ever failing a login attempt. The million dollar question is, if that is the case, how does one regain access to a remote system that has blocked you?
I'm working with the host support, they said they cleared /etc/hosts.deny, but I'm still getting a refused connection.