I set up my Ubuntu server and it can connect to itself when running
ssh localhost. However, when I run Putty on windows 8 I get a "connection refused" error.
I have, to the best of my ability:
- disabled the firewall
- double checked port number in putty
- allowed putty in my windows firewall (I can connect to other servers fine)
- reinstalled ssh
When trying to connect with putty I am using
127.0.0.1 and port 22 (I did not change the port number on my server from default).
I think the problem is that the server isn't allowing external devices to connect to it still but if it isn't the firewall then I'm not quite sure where to look, I'm not the linux Guru I wish I was but I know enough to get by with most things.
Additionally, I realize there have been many posts on this connection refused error, however I just spent all day reading through them and I couldn't find anything that looked relevant to the issues I am experiencing