Bug 7820 - Client claims "Connection to server timed out" when host or network is down
Summary: Client claims "Connection to server timed out" when host or network is down
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2022-01-10 08:18 CET by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2022-01-18 12:44 CET (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-01-10 08:18:36 CET
When a machine is turned off, or there is some network issue, the client will currently state "Connection to server tl.example.com timed out. Check your settings.", which isn't completely correct.

Although such an issue can in some cases result in a timeout, it is very surprising when the network knows the machine is unreachable and you get that error message immediately after you've pressed connect.

This is fallout from bug 4171 where we changed this error message from something more general that we had from bug 3296.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-01-10 08:20:17 CET
We saw this with our internal system as a result of fail2ban and too many incorrect login attempts:

> 2022-01-05T14:10:44: ssh[E]: CONNECT ERROR: 65
> 2022-01-05T14:10:57: Process 83970 exited with code 255

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