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Old Unix and Linux 11-19-2008   -   Original Discussion by kclerks11
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Generally you don't get very useful information from the ssh client when troubleshooting this kind of issue for security reasons.

Try running your sshd in debug mode, i.e. /usr/sbin/sshd -d -p 1234 and then try connecting to it from another window, ssh -p 1234 localhost. If that works (I've not tried it under Cygwin) it will hopefully give you a better idea why it's terminating the connection.