centos 7 sshd service not found?

Posted September 27, 2015 82.4k views

Yesterday i installed php,apache,mariaDB all using ssh(putty).
Today when i woke up and tried to log-in with putty it said connection established.
So i looked it up on the internet. i saw some commands like service sshd restart

And that gave me this error: Failed to issue methode call: Unit sshd.service failed to load: No such file or directory

So it looks like my ssh is just gone? how can i fix this?


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Hello SynteX,
This isn’t a big problem and could probably be fixed simply. If you run

systemctl status sshd.service

It will probably give an output that its disabled. To get this enabled use:

systemctl enable sshd.service


systemctl start sshd.service

And then check if its running now:

systemctl status sshd.service 

The output should tell you its enabled. If everything goes well you should have ssh services every time you boot from now on.

This solution did not work for me.
Please update with the $ “/bin/systemctl restart sshd” cmd.
The RootPassword login no option then worked when doing Step Five — Configure SSH Daemon in Initial Server Setup with CentOS 7.

often occur when editing /etc /ssh /sshd_config