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I'm trying run the command ssh localhost but receive the error

ssh: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused

WhenI try to check the status of the SSH Server with the command sudo service ssh status I receive the error

  • sshd is not running

I installed the SSH Client with sudo apt-get install openssh-client and the SSH Server with sudo apt-get install openssh-server ii. What else could the issue be thank you.

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    @user68186 Thank you that fixed it the sshd is now running. – Kimani_Kelly Aug 5 '20 at 21:43
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WSL does not automatically start sshd

Try removing the ssh server with:

sudo apt remove openssh-server

And then install it again with:

sudo apt install openssh-server

Then check the server status to see if it is running. If not, try:

sudo service ssh start

to start the server. See more here

Hope this helps

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wsl 2 now supports crontab
Add this to your crontab

@reboot sudo service ssh start

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