scp: ssh: connect to host xxxx port 22: Connection refused Error

ssh connection refused ssh

So if you are trying to scp a file from a remote server or copy a file from your local system to a remote location and you see that you get the below ssh error,

root@linux-box:/# scp user@ /usr/log-dir/

ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused

Troubleshooting steps:
  1. Check if the server IP/address provided is the valid one.
  2. Check if the remote server is available on some other port instead of 22
  3. Check if port 22 is open, is there any firewall configuration or access issue, check with yout Admin or ISP provider.
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