port 22: Connection refused

I was trying to log in my server through Mac Terminal. I typed ‘ssh root@ipaddress’ and it gives me ‘ssh: connect to host ipaddress port 22: Connection refused’. how should I log in? I just forgot :/

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I have solved this issue by unchecking the SSH key.

I have set an ssh key for the previous droplet. When I try to use the same ssh key for the new droplet it refused me to connect on port 22. I destroyed and created a new droplet and did not choose the ssh key. When I got the e-mail for the password it worked using that password.

Hi, <br>You tried other SSH clients? Alternatively, check using nmap-if port 22 is not used by any service or firewall.

I Had the same issue, but with the sudo netstat -plutn | grep 22 i realized that my real port was changed to 2500, and not 22 anymore. but now it’s working properly.