I just recently had my droplet suspended because I was away on vacation and forgot to pay. Yesterday, I paid and got my droplet back online. However, I can’t connect to it through SSH or FTP. In the FileZilla console I keep getting this output:
Status: Connecting to 188.8.131.52... Response: fzSftp started, protocol_version=9 Command: open "firstname.lastname@example.org" 22 Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity Error: Could not connect to server
I can, however, connect to the DigitalOcean console just fine. And when I ping from my network, I get a 100% loss with “Request timed out.” on every request. I’ve looked this up and there have been suggestions to disable firewall using ufw, but it seems I don’t have it installed: “ufw: command not found”, and I can’t install it with
sudo apt install ufw because I get errors about not being able to resolve ‘mirrors.digitalocean.com’.
Anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this?
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.