dookerix
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SSH to localhost gets timeout

November 9, 2014 2.3k views

So I'm giving up searching for solution and simply ask. Quite sure it's an very easy fix but and I'm new to admin a server

Basically - I cannot connect localhost / 127.0.0.1 via SSH

ping localhost

PING localhost (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmpseq=1 ttl=64 time=0.046 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp
seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.092 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmpseq=3 ttl=64 time=0.086 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp
seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.090 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmpseq=5 ttl=64 time=0.140 ms
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp
seq=6 ttl=64 time=0.064 ms
^C
--- localhost ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 4998ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.046/0.086/0.140/0.030 ms

traceroute localhost

traceroute to localhost (127.0.0.1), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
3 * * *
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5 * * *
...
25 * * *
26 * * *
27 * * *
28 * * *
29 * * *
30 * * *

ssh -vvv localhost

OpenSSH6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh
config
debug1: /etc/ssh/sshconfig line 19: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh
connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to localhost [127.0.0.1] port 22.
debug1: connect to address 127.0.0.1 port 22: Connection timed out
ssh: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection timed out

So where do I start the search for the solution?

1 Answer

Configure your firewall to allow it.

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