Fix :: Linux SSH error "connection refused"

Problem Statement


Can't connect to a Linux server(Debian Flavour) via SSH.

Error Message


Connection refused

Solution


There were unknown changes made in  /etc/ssh/ssh_configfile. To fix this issue, we had installed OpenSSH server following below mentioned steps:

  1. Logged into VPS through console and fired following commands:

    sudo apt-get purge openssh-server
    mv /etc/ssh /etc/ssh_old
    created new ssh directory in /etc
    sudo apt-get install openssh-server​
  2. Try ssh after performing above steps. If you get "WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED", rename the known_hosts from .ssh/ in your local machine and try again.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Fix :: SSH Error: Starting sshd: Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd

Problem Statement Could not connect to Linux machine through SSH. Error Message While starting...

Do you have any limits for setting up Cron jobs or schedule tasks?

Windows Shared Hosting Plans:We do not offer cron jobs in Windows shared hosting plans. Linux...

How to Automate Tasks on a Linux VPS Using Cron?

One of our Linux VPS customers faced an issue wherein his Virtual Machine’s system clock was...

How to enable sFTP in your Linux VPS?

The SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), also known as the Secure File Transfer Protocol, enables...

Fully Managed Linux VPS

AccuWebHosting.com is proud to be offering Fully Managed services on all control panel based...