Connecting via ssh "Network Error: Connection refused"

November 4, 2014 14.3k views

Hello, i've followed this guide:
and this guide:
but i cant connect via putty or filezilla it gives me the same error.
If you need more info please let me know.

1 comment
  • Does it work with your password instead of your keyfile? If so ensure that your public key is in authorized_keys

1 Answer

Ouch dude. This is something that happened to me too often.

First off, try pinging your server. Does it respond?
Assuming it does, hop on your VNC access and run:

/usr/bin/ssh status

If it responds with:

[ ok ] ssh is running

then you're having a bad day. Check /var/log/auth.log, does it say anything about turning you down for not having an SSH key?

If it doesn't, please provide your history (either run "history > history.txt" or "cat ~/.bash_history > history.txt") and Paste it. There's a bunch of possibilities, ranging from things as simple as chmoding incorrectly.

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