Can't connect to my droplet via SSH

September 5, 2014 28.4k views

Hello guys! I cannot connect to my Droplet via Putty & iPhone App - Server Auditor.
I'm use CentOS 6.5, zPanel.
I tried to "power circle" from web interface. But my droplet steel down. Anybody, help me please!

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Hey there I think you need to check whether you are using non-standard ports to connect i.e
the typical is sftp://username@xxx.xxx.xxx.xx:22 but in fact if you set non standard ports it could be sftp://username@xxx.xxx.xxx.xx:nn (where n is any number) . Hope that helps someone.

I had this problem for a while, in the end I just had to specify my IP address to the firewall. I did this in the DO Droplet Console.

sudo ufw allow from 15.15.15.51   #add your own IP here (Home or work IP not droplet IP)

More information here:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-firewall-with-ufw-on-ubuntu-16-04

UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall, is an interface to iptables that is geared towards simplifying the process of configuring a firewall. While iptables is a solid and flexible tool, it can be difficult for beginners to learn how to use it to properly configure a firewall. If you're looking to get started securing your network, and you're not sure which tool to use, UFW may be the right choice for you. This tutorial will show you how to set up a firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 16.04.
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