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Old 03-27-2014
[solved] SSHd is running, but cant connect "Network error: Connection refused"

Hi, i checked on rhel VPS is running sshd
(service ssh status)

But i cant connect via putty: "Network error: Connection refused"

Please which log file in my centos rhel linux i need to watch or what are steps to do to discover cause?

Last edited by postcd; 03-28-2014 at 05:33 PM..
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Old 03-28-2014
Maybe this helps:
openssh - How to solve 'Connection refused' errors in SSH connection? - Ask Ubuntu

(don't know if it's much different with your distro)
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Old 03-28-2014
You can try ssh -vvv to see if the output gives some hint for the failures
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Old 03-28-2014
thx, in my case i had an exotic port set in ssh config file.. (/etc/ssh/sshd_config) so i just changed it and service ssh(d?) restart Smilie

so its solved

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