Putty SSH Connection: Network Error: Software Caused Connection Abort

Posted February 13, 2019 11.9k views

Hello community !!!

I’ve always had ssh access.

Yesterday I tried to change my root password and during the change I was disconnected, I still had not finished changing the password.

Today I can no longer connect ssh using “Putty” software, now the message “Network Error: Software Caused Connection Abort” appears. I´ve tried to connect with others computers (using “Putty” and “mRemote” softwares) on my local network and appear the same message.

What should I do ?

Thank you!

1 comment

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
2 answers


As JustSomeTech suggested you could rest your password via your console. You can follow the steps on how to do that here as well:



I am facing this same issue, this seem to be error on putty and windows.
I try on resources console login. And it is working fine over there.

It is Putty problem