I have a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 (latest version supported by the software we need) on a server. SSH is installed and SSHD is running per ps. I can ssh out just fine. At my workstation, I can ping the server but cannot connect via ssh, putty returns “Network error: Connection refused”, I have tried other from other machines and servers and get the same error. I can establish an ssh connection to other devices on the same switch, and opened port 22 on the server via ufw. This is on a local network and everything has a static IP. I should also note that I am not trying the root account, just a normal user with sudo access.
I have never had this issue before. It’s always been set up static IP, install SSH and done. What am I missing here?