Can't connect to my dropplet

I tryed connect to my droplet by ssh but recieved port 22: Connection refused error. Also I tryed connect to dropplet by console in browser and click install new console agent but thenk nothing happened. How I can connect to my dropplet via some other options or restore my old connection?

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Can’t connect my ssh root IP address given here with my virtual machine work station. How do I make the connection?

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March 6, 2022

Hi @misterdre999,

I’ll suggest rebooting the Droplet if nothing else works. Once that is done, try using the Recovery Console. You can see here how it works:

The 22: Connection refused error can be seen due to a lot of reasons. Having said that, most commonly I think it’s related to your Firewall. Once you connect to your Droplet using the Recovery Console, try switching your Firewall Off for a second to see if you are able to enter, if yes, then you’ll need to fix the firewall rules you have.

Note: It’s not good practice leaving your Firewall disabled as it may lead to a compromise.

Bobby Iliev
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March 2, 2022


Do you get any specific errors when you try to connect via the web console?

In such cases, I would personally usually try to reboot my Droplet if none of the services are responding.