RonD - 8:39 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
lammert - thank you for the welcome and information. I've checked the /etc/hosts.allow file on serverB & added serverA (didn't help). I have discovered (keep in mind, I've only been here 2 months and inherited this infrastructure) that serverA has both "authorizedkeys" and "known-hosts" files under ~/.ssh/. The "known-hosts" file has several entries in it, all indicating "ssh-rsa" and the key. It's been over 10 years since I've done hands-on work with Unix/Linux, so I'm looking for some guidance on what to do. It's a bit confusing, at least to me, that the authorizedkeys would impact SSH as I'm able to ssh INTO the server from other systems not listed in the "known-hosts" file. The problem appears to be doing an ssh FROM serverA to another system. I've used scp from serverB to copy the 2 files from serverA - still no success.
dstiles - thank you for the suggestion, but I don't think that's the problem as I can ssh into both servers using Putty from my desktop just fine. The problem continues to be using ssh FROM serverA to another machine - almost like ssh isn't making it out.