sshd: no hostkeys available -- exiting

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Date: 2020-05-11 19:05:00 00:00

Today while trying to start ssh server on my WSL Ubuntu installation, I got this error:

sshd: no hostkeys available -- exiting

After searching on the web, I found that the solution was really simple, at least in this case.

I only needed to run

ssh-keygen -A

In the /etc/ssh/ folder, and the start the server

/etc/init.d/ssh start