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I am geeting this error whenever i am using the below command in ubuntu: ssh localhost

it shows the error unable to connect to local host at port 22:connection refused

Please help me with this

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Do an ifconfig and check that Local Loopback is enabled.

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It probably means that you don't have sshd running, or it could be a misconfigured firewall (yes, you can firewall off localhost).

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how can i turn on sshd ..plz help i am very new to linux environment?? –  Adi Apr 28 '11 at 3:52

Maybe you don't have start server sshd.

ps aux | grep sshd to check it

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how to turn on sshd ? plz help on this –  Adi Apr 28 '11 at 3:59

You need a ssh server. Read the community documentation on it for Ubuntu (it's short).

Install it via Terminal:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

And try connecting:

ssh localhost
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