SSH blocked for all droplet's only on my region.

Posted August 13, 2016 3.1k views
DigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04


For some reason, I got locked out of SSH access, and this is not at my droplet’s, I have tried everything, and I am sure this is a firewall block at DO’s level.

Here’s what I tried:

  • I tried to SSH to my droplet, takes forever then closes connection.
  • I tried to SSH from a different computer on the same network, it’s not working.
  • I tried to SSH from same computer on different network, it’s not working.
  • I tried to SSH to a server (outside DO) then from this server tried to SSH to my droplet, it works.
  • I tried to restore a snapshot that I had where everything were working, and then SSH again from my computer, not working.
  • I purchased another droplet with a completely different IP and access of course, and tired to SSH from my computer, it’s not working!
  • ping to any droplet, it’s not working.
  • website access in browser, working.

I think I’m being blocked at some level, I’ve created a ticket support, but DO tech teams says they don’t have such firewalls enabled.

Anyone had a similar experience? I’d appreciate the help.

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Try creating a Droplet in a different region and see if you can SSH into the server. Also what error do you receive from SSH? Is it a time out error?

This appears to have been a temporary issue. Create a new droplet in a different region.

Yes, I created a droplet in a different region and it worked :)