ssh with domain name instead of ip of droplet
Can I add my domain name to the droplets /etc/hosts file?
so I can ssh into it with the domain name instead of using the ip:
-> ssh email@example.com
You need to point to the droplet's IP address with DNS. Adding the domain name to /etc/hosts will not allow other machines on the internet to query for the IP.
Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help me. I am trying to access a droplet in the same way described by the OP - ssh via the domain instead of the IP address of the droplet.
I am running LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 in the droplet and I have CloudFlare set up managing my DNS records for the domain.
When I run "ssh firstname.lastname@example.org" I get the error "ssh: connect to host domain.com port 22: No route to host"
I haven't made any changes to the server since setting up the droplet and I'm (obviously!) not particularly knowledgable with server set up, am I missing something in the basic set up of the server that allows this? Any insight would be appreciated :)