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Thread: SSH port 22: Connection refused, help please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2017

    Post SSH port 22: Connection refused, help please

    Greetings Ubuntuforums

    Please I need help. I'm using Lubuntu 17.04, I tried to copy a file using "scp" remotely through ssh but logged in the host computer, not local. Ater that when I try to login via ssh I get this error "connect to host foobar port 22: Connection refused".

    Things that work:
    ssh localhost indeed works

    ssh host in another PC through the same router works

    Things that haven't worked:
    sudo apt-get remove openssh-client openssh-server
    sudo apt-get install openssh-client openssh-server
    sudo ufw allow 22
    ssh -p 22 foo@bar
    ssh foo@IP
    Going to /etc/ssh/sshd_config and setting "PermitRootLogin yes"
    sudo rm /etc/ssh/sshd_config > sudo apt-get purge openssh-server > sudo apt-get install openssh-server
    sudo iptables -L > sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport ssh -j ACCEPT
    /etc/init.d/ssh restart and service ssh restart
    rm -rf /root/.ssh/*
    /etc/init.d/ssh restart
    sudo service ssh restart
    Changed /etc/ssh/sshd_config, change Port 22 to Port 2222

    Please anybody can help me?, I've donde almost everything I found on google.

    Thank you
    Last edited by pibil1; October 8th, 2017 at 05:04 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: SSH port 22: Connection refused, help please

    NEVER allow remote root. There are always better answers.

    Did you allow a port in at the router?

    What do the log files show? Always check the logs on the:
    a) client
    b) server
    c) router

    I like to have the router do port-translation, so I ssh in on port 63023 when using the WAN router interface and have that forwarded to the server's 22/tcp port. Makes setting up my ~/.ssh/config file nicer too. I use a different hostname for the WAN connection vs from the LAN.

    Might help:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2017

    Re: SSH port 22: Connection refused, help please

    OK apparently I was in host's jail. Thank you.

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