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Making a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to an on-premises Linux computer can be pretty straightforward. However, when you make an SSH connection to an Azure-based Linux computer, there are additional intermediate systems and security settings between the SSH client and server.
The new Troubleshoot Secure Shell (SSH) Connections to a Linux-based Azure Virtual Machine article steps you through a process for determining the source of the problem and provides advice for correcting many issues.
Here are the major sources of problems for SSH connections to Azure Virtual Machines:
- The SSH client
- The firewall, proxy, or NAT at the edge of your network
- The endpoint and ACL for the cloud service in which the virtual machine is contained (for Azure System Management-based virtual machines)
- Network Security Groups
- The settings and the state of the Azure Virtual Machine
Troubleshoot Secure Shell (SSH) Connections to a Linux-based Azure Virtual Machine isolates each of these sources in sequence so you can determine the problem and correct it.
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