ssh timeout and site connection problem

I can not access my droplet , via ssh , it says connection timeout. I have loginto web console. then enable disable, add ssh rule into firewall but nothing work. always show connection timeout. How to get rid of form this ?

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January 18, 2021
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Hi @fftfaisal,

Looking at the answer given already and you confirming the firewall has been disabled, another possibility would be the firewall on your computer or your network’s router rules.

First, see if on your own personal computer you’ve allowed outgoing connections to port 22 (your SSH port) and if it’s blocked, allow them.

Secondly, if you are still experiencing these issues, try using another network to see if that would help out.

Regards, KFSys

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January 16, 2021

Hello, @fftfaisal

Could you please let me know if you’ve done any recent changes on the droplet like adding custom Firewall rules?

You can try to ssh with adding the -vvv argument as it will provide a more verbose output.

ssh -vvv IPaddress

You can also debug the ssh connection from the server itself by opening the ssh daemon on different port using this command:

/usr/sbin/sshd -p $add_port -ddd

an example command is:

/usr/sbin/sshd -p 2222 -ddd

You can then ssh from your machine to the server on the custom port using -p argument in the ssh command. It will show debug info and then the process will end once the connection either succeeds or fails.

Regards, Alex

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