VS Code Remote-SSH: The vscode server failed to start SSH

I'm trying to connect to a server via remote-ssh extension for Visual Studio Code, however, I'm getting the following error:

The vscode server failed to start SSH

Everything is fine on the server-side, and the connection to this host worked fine for a while.

Any suggestions to re-access the server via remote-ssh extension?


  • After a while, I found a solution that can be useful to others.

    In VS Code press:

    CTRL + SHIFT + P

    Type or select the option:

    Remote-SSH: kill VS Code Server on Host...

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    Select the host name:

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    And after this procedure, try connecting again to the host.

    That worked for me.