I'm trying to connect to a server via SSH. The server is reachable according to http://www.infobyip.com/sshservertest.php and SSH works without problems on Android (JuiceSSH).
However, PuttY errors out with the message "Network error: connection timed out".

Since the server is connected to a VPN I enabled port forwarding on the VPN server from the public port XXXXX to the local port 22. Could there be any issue in PuttY with the 5 digit port used for SSH?

The connection directly to the server worked well before setting up the VPN.

  • PuTTY should not have problems with 5 digit port number. Can you connect with any other SSH client from the same machine? – Martin Prikryl May 12 '15 at 10:01
  • Sorry, should have checked this before - I also can't connect through WinSCP. I'll check if there are certain connections being blocked, never had a problem before without using the VPN. – phildeutsch May 12 '15 at 15:10

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