ssh: connect to host 128.xxx.xxx.xx port 22: Connection refused?

October 15, 2015 4.3k views
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Hi everyone, I know this is rather a typical problem, I'm new with DO, been trying couple of times already by now, and even found similar issues already in the forum, but still couldn't solve the problem yet.

Just created an Ubuntu droplet, which is now in its active state, tried many times logging in with SSH, but couldn't get through, followed the instruction found here, but still can't manage to get through, got the following error in return instead :

ssh: connect to host 128.xxx.xxx.xx port 22: Connection refused

Try restarting the instance, but still nothing happened, anyone with a clue on this? Really appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks everyone.

Cheers,

4 comments
  • If you were able to verify that the service did start back up via the console in the control panel I would check if port 22 is blocked on your local network.

  • @ryanpq

    If you were able to verify that the service did start back up via the console in the control panel

    • Now that's the thing, I couldn't verify that, would that imply my port 22 is being blocked by my system administrator?

    Checking VNC Connection..

    than

    Failed to establish a connection to the console. Please reload.

    It kept giving me that same message all over.

    What do you think?

    Cheers,

  • That would indicate that the issue is not just with your ssh service and your droplet itself is unresponsive. I would recommend rebooting the droplet and if you are still unable to connect, open a ticket with our support team so they can investigate.

  • @ryanpq okay than. Thanks for the help. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,

1 Answer

This question was answered by @ryanpq:

That would indicate that the issue is not just with your ssh service and your droplet itself is unresponsive. I would recommend rebooting the droplet and if you are still unable to connect, open a ticket with our support team so they can investigate.

You can see the comment here.

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