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Can't connect via SSH

  • Posted December 18, 2013

I trying connect to my droplet, but putty say “Network error: Connection refused”. I can connect to droplet only using Console Access. SFTP not working too.

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i had the same problem but if you are runing UFW you have just to stop it or allow ssh access. you just have to login in your droplet and use ssh access to desable the firewale or to allow _ssh acess.

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Did you edit <code>/etc/ssh/sshd_config</code>?

Try running these commands and then start ssh (<code>service ssh start</code>): <br><pre>rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* <br>/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server</pre>

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vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

PermitRootLogin yes
PasswordAuthentication yes
AllowUsers user_a user_b user_c
systemctl reload sshd

Add server ip address to /etc/hosts

Is there a firewall running? What’s the output of <pre>sudo iptables -L -n -v</pre>?

I did not open this directory never. I connect only as root

So you have <b>not</b> edited anything in <code>/etc/ssh/sshd_config</code>? What do you have listed in the <code>AllowUsers</code> directive? Is the username listed, that you’re attempting to log in with?

Hmm. I believe openssh logs to syslog, check if there are any errors: <br><pre>sudo tail -30 /var/log/syslog <br>sudo tail -30 /var/log/auth.log</pre>