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SSH to Instance Failed at "Connection refused" in Oracle Cloud Infrastucture (Doc ID 2532169.1)

Last updated on APRIL 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64 on Oracle Public Cloud

Symptoms

When ssh to an instance, it fails with "Connection refused" as follows:

OpenSSH_7.1p2, OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] port 22.
debug1: connect to address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port 22: Connection refused
ssh: connect to host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx port 22: Connection refused

Cause

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