ssh connection refused

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ssh connection refused

Postby Verlager on Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:58 pm

I change my computers a lot, reinstalling and trying new distros. I keep an Intel P4 box in the basement with the left panel off, and 4x 80 GB IDE HDs available. I simply switch the IDE cable to a different HD to experiment with another distro. The router keeps the same number for the comp, regardless of which HD is used. But, the ssh function is always lost after a switch:

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rmack@recruit:~$ ssh
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

I think one of these files has to be refreshed or edited because I reinstalled LM 5.0 and new keys were generated. How can I do that?

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rmack@recruit:~$ ls .ssh
authorized_keys  id_dsa  identity  known_hosts
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Re: ssh connection refused

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:45 am

Apart from the answers you've received here ... ed-621526/
I can tell you that "Connection refused" means the port is closed, either because nothing is listening on that port, or because a firewall is blocking it... At least in many cases :)
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