When using a profile that was original created in SSH Secure Shell I get the following error message:
Failed to open a secure terminal session:broker failure
The profile does use a host key for authentication.
asked Apr 14 '10 at 19:30
I realize this is a stale thread, but I couldn't find any threads with even the slightest hint. Since I now do have a hint, here it is: I found that there were a large number of abandoned Tectia terminal sessions. After killing several processes (it took a -9 to get them to go away), The "broker failure" error stopped occurring. I didn't research what limit we had hit, but I assume there is a tunable parameter somewhere which controls the number of ptys or some other related resource.
answered Jul 12 '11 at 23:30