When I click console, I am prompted for a login. I use “root” and then enter my password. That works fine.
I use putty to SSH in, I am prompted for a login. I use “root” and then enter my password (as prompted), but it doesn’t accept the login credentials.
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Have you modified security settings for SSH or root at some point?
Login on console, then run
tail -f /var/log/auth.log. Now login over SSH and have it fail. What do you see in the console? Also have a look with
tail -50 /var/log/syslog
You can take screenshots of the console and upload to imgur.com and post link here.
If you’re able to log in to console, but not via SSH,
ufwis probably active and you’ve been blocked.
If you log in to console, run
ufw statusand see if
ufwis running. If it is, you can disable using:
Once disabled, try to login via SSH. If you’re able to login once again, I’d simply reset
ufwand add your policies back.
If you need HTTP/HTTPS (Ports 80 and 443):
Once you’ve setup your firewall rules as above, re-enable
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I am having the similar problem. I am not able to login via ssh via Putty. When ever i try to login i get connection timed out. But from console its working. Please help me!