I followed a tutorial on here...Now can't access putty

July 8, 2015 845 views

Putty keeps timing out when I try to open it with the correct IP address and port number.

I followed this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-12-04

I made sure I entered the updated port number and correct ip address and it just keeps timing out. It says" connect timing out" anyone have any ideas?

1 Answer

Did you have any firewall running? If so, you will now have to recreate your droplet..... Did you test your new configuration before closing your connection, as explained in that tutorial? If not, you could have known it didnt work.

  • Actually I did try it before exiting, and I was thinking I should exit and it might work. It didn't work while i kept both windows open. Is it too late to change that ? Thanks for your reply and answer.

  • That's not a big deal. Even if the SSH port is locked, you can access your Droplet and remove those firewall rules using the VNC based console through the Control Panel.

  • Oh yes indeed, forgot about that. Never use it, did you get it working already?

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