In my Ubuntu 12.04 box, my MaxStartups was like this earlier:

grep MaxStartups /etc/ssh/sshd_config
#MaxStartups 10:30:60

I increased it to 100 and below is the result now:

grep MaxStartups /etc/ssh/sshd_config
MaxStartups 100

Now after this change, I was trying to restart the sshd service like this:

david@machineA:~$ sudo service sshd restart
sshd: unrecognized service

And every time I am getting this error sshd: unrecognized service. Is there anything wrong I am doing?

This is a brand new machine I got from Unix team in our company.


The service is ssh, not sshd:

$ initctl list | grep ssh
ssh start/running, process 1379

So, do:

sudo service ssh restart

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