Changing SSH port in sshd config file causes Putty and Filezilla not to function

  • Posted September 7, 2014

I’ve been successfully communicating with my droplet using encypted keys for some time. In order to improve security I changed the ssh port from the standard 22 to a different port number. Now I can’t access my droplet via Putty or Filezilla. I did a restart of sshd and I modified Putty by changing the port there as well.( Filezilla says it gets the port from the server). Any idea what may be wrong ? ralper3


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sounds like a firewall issue.

try running: #iptables -L

and drop it here, to be sure of that, you con log in using the digital ocean control panel, and inside of your box, just try “ssh localhost -p <PORT>” if it connects, it surely is a firewall issue.