SSH via port 443 not responding; others ports OK
Hello Digital Ocean comrades,
I greet you as a newbie and, of course, with a basic question relating to challenges I am having getting an SSH connection to connect to port 443 on my Ubuntu droplet.
Let me first set the basics.
Installed and created droplet; followed instructions in excellent tutorials located at
have also reviewed and used portions of
Server is up and running. I was able to custom configure to connect to a specific port (27182) for SSH.
Now, I wish to add Port 443 connection for SSH. I have edited sshd_config to add Port 443 as well as Port 22
ufw has SSH enabled and ports 27182/tcp, 443/tcp and 22/tcp cleared for traffic.
What ports, IPs and protocols we listen for
Use these options to restrict which interfaces/protocols sshd will bind to
xxxxxxxxxxxxx:~$ sudo ufw status
To Action From
27182/tcp ALLOW Anywhere
80/tcp ALLOW Anywhere
443/tcp ALLOW Anywhere
25/tcp ALLOW Anywhere
27182/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
80/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
443/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
25/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
all edits to ssh_config were in nano and were saved. ssh was stopped then restarted
ufw has been reloaded.
I CAN telnet and puTTy connect to ports 27128 and to 22. I CANNOT get any sign of life from port 443… nothing.. telnet never responds to it and puTTy spits a connection error when attempting 443 connection from a windoze box; terminal from my mac delivers same results. Can connect to 27182 and 22 from mac OK.
All my web research suggests I should be able to run an SSH connection though port 443… yet I cannot get it to work.
Any ideas on what I should do next to unplug port 443 connection? I am new with unix, so kindly be patient. No doubt this is going to be a very basic configuration error or misunderstanding on my part.