Can't login with root via SSH

September 25, 2014 4k views

I can't login via ssh. I added a ssh key, rebooted my droplet, created a new one, ... but nothing seems to work.
If I run 'ssh', I get ssh: connect to host port 22 bad file number.
I don't think it has anything to do with my ssh keys, because other projects are working fine...

1 comment
  • Hi! Please, try to connect with the following command:

    ssh -v

    v parameter means verbose, it can print some useful info.

2 Answers

With verbose I get the following:
OpenSSH_4.6p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.
debug1: connect to address port 22: Attempt to connect timed out
without establishing a connection
ssh: connect to host port 22: Bad file number

For those with similar problems: I added a SSH key, but reset my root password. I think that prevented me to log in via SSH. Rebuild the droplet and you are good to go.

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