Why SSH works only on the standard port?

April 21, 2015 1.2k views
Security Getting Started Ubuntu

When I change the Port in /etc/ssh/sshd_config I get "Connection refused" error. When Port is 22 I can connect to server without any problems. How to fix it?

  • After changing the ssh port are you restarting your ssh service?

    service ssh restart

    Unless the service is restarted the changes to your configuration will not take effect.

  • Of course, I restart ssh but it has not affected.

  • Did you open the new port your using in your firewall?

  • I don't use firewall, It is a new droplet. I follow step by step of this tutorial and earlier all work properly.

    by Justin Ellingwood
    When you start a new server, there are a few steps that you should take every time to add some basic security and give you a solid foundation. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps necessary to hit the ground running with Ubuntu 14.04.
  • I have the same problem. SSH works on port 22, but on other port.
    I use a LAMP droplet.
    Did you manage to find an answer?

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