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SSH: Trouble Connecting to Web Server? Start here.

Posted on 12/31/2013 at 10:11 am by Kevin Wentworth
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Can't' Connect via SSH to Your Web Server?  Me too.

I just spent too long troubleshooting why I couldn't connect to my web server over SSH (the standard SSH port is 22).  I tried everything I could think of.  I whitelisted my IP in ControlPanel Hulk and I allowed my IP through the ConfigServer Firewall.  Nothing worked.  Then, I tried something simple: restarted OpenSSH on the server.  As Emeril says: BAM!

First, First, First Step of Troubleshooting SSH Connection Issues

Restart the SSH service

The absolute first step should always be restarting the SSH service.  It's quick, doesn't hurt and has actually been shown to help clear out hairballs.

Cheers,

-Kevin Wentworth

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