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Oracle Linux: SSHD Service Startup Fails With Error "error: Bind to port 2222 on failed: Permission denied" (Doc ID 2777031.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


On Oracle Linux (OL), the OpenSSH SSH Daemon (sshd) utilizes port 22 for incoming connection requests from remote OpenSSH SSH (ssh) and Secure File Transfer (sftp) clients.
In some cases, however, System Administrators (SAs) prefer to utilize separate ports to service ssh and sftp activity, such as described by the following document:
How to Separate Port For ssh And sftp On Oracle Linux (Doc ID 2254796.1)


 sshd was recently re-configured to use additional and/or non-default network ports.


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