I installed PuTTY over a year ago on Windows 7 and frequently use it to access my droplet running Ubuntu 14.04. We are preparing to ship our belongings, and I will be staying behind to complete my work contract for a few more months. So I purchased a Windows 8.1 laptop to use in the interim. All of the tools that I need are set up on it, except that I have been banging my head against the wall for a few days now trying to get PuTTY to connect to my droplet. It appears to be installed correctly, but no matter what I do, I get a connection refused error. My poor husband is having to do all of the packing amidst all of my head-banging, and I sense that his fuse is growing short, so I thought I would ask for help.
Here are some of the things I’ve tried:
Thank you for any pointers you can offer.
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