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Old 01-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Connection refused error

MY PC is windows 7; I'm using PUTTY version .60; I'm trying to connect to an embedded unit that has Linux as the OS; I know the IP address of the box; I can ping it.

I can use PUTTY to connect to my VM that is Linux.

When I try to connect to the embedded unit via PUTTY I get: "Network error: Connection refused"


I am VERY new to Linux and using PUTTY so if you know of a solution try to provide me with ample detail.

Thanks in advance,
Old 01-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like SSHd is not running on the embedded unit, or, a firewall is on and actively refusing connections to port 22.

You didn't say what Linux distro is running on the device, so I can't tell you how to check it or start it.


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