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Can't login with root via SSH

  • Posted September 25, 2014

Hi, 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 root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’, I get ssh: connect to host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port 22 bad file number. I don’t think it has anything to do with my ssh keys, because other projects are working fine…

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

ssh -v root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

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


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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.

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