Not able to ssh to my droplet.

  • Posted December 11, 2013

I just bought a droplet but i am not able to ssh into it. I haven’t set up ssh keys yet. I am trying to login as the root user with the provided password but it isn’t connecting.

ssh -v root@ OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/ramanuj/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 20: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.


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Are you able to log in to your droplet through the Remote Console? If so, run these commands once you’re in and you should be able to SSH into it: <br> <br><pre>rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* <br>/usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server</pre>

It is active only.

Login to your DigitalOcean <a href=“”>Control Panel</a> and make sure that your droplet’s <code>Status</code> is “Active.”