SSH connection failing after shutdown

  • Posted June 17, 2014

So I’m running into a similar issue as ( except SSH is already running. Essentially, I used ‘sudo poweroff’ to shut down my droplet so I could create an image and now I can only access it through Console Access. The difference from that question is that SSH is already running.

MobaXterm is showing “This service allows sftp connections only.” when I try to SSH. The /var/log/auth.log file is showing “authentication failure”. Also, and I suspect this will resolve itself, but I accidentally entered “sudo tail -0 tail /var/log/auth.log” and it appears stuck on this command - I may have to hard reboot. Any tips?

It’s running Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and it’s my Droplet with IP address ending with 223.


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Hi, I have exactly the same problem now. Very frustrating.

Did you solve it?

Try to connect toy your droplet from VNC in your account. Go to <strong>Account > Droplets > (select your droplet)</strong> then go to <strong>Access > Console Access</strong> and try to figure out what is happening.