ssh - connection refused

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jan 16 23:16:59 UTC 2009

On 01/16/2009 01:54 PM, frmas wrote:
> Hi,
> I've tried to connect my office computer (client) to my home computer
> (server), using ssh, but I always have the same message returned when I
> run : ssh -p 5317
> "ssh: connect to host port 5317; Connection refused".
> When I restart ssh from my home computer (server), I have always the
> same error message in the auth log file :
> Jan 16 22:34:45 serv sshd[12379]: error: Bind to port 5317 on
> failed: Address already in use.
> (I don't use port 22, and here port 5317 is not the one I use really
> ;-)), it 's just for the purpose of that message.
> This is my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file
> Port 5317

The first thing to do is ensure that it works with 22 properly. Then
just change as above to 5317. I've just done this on one of my machines
after first ensuring that it works with 22 and performing a 'sudo
/etc/init.d/ssh restart on the 5317 target machine:

$ ssh -X <username>@<ipaddress> -p 5317
<username>@<ipaddress>'s password:
Linux <machinename> 2.6.24-23-generic #1 SMP Thu Nov 27 18:44:42 UTC
2008 i686

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