Hello! I just created by DreamCompute account today, and am having problems getting able to connect to instances that I start up and bind to my floating IP. I have followed the instructions in the getting started guide (http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DreamCompute_Getting_Started) multiple times, I tried creating my own security group that specifically allowed SSH only, but no matter what I do, I cannot get an SSH connection to even start opening to the point of doing the security check. This is what I get when I try to connect:
$ ssh -v -v (ip)
OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011
debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/(user)/.ssh/config
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 20: Applying options for *
debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 102: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to (ip) [(ip)] port 22.
debug1: connect to address (ip) port 22: Operation timed out
ssh: connect to host (ip) port 22: Operation timed out
Using this same terminal window, I am able to SSH to my VPS just fine, using the same public key that I have configured in my DreamCompute:
$ ssh (user)@(host).dreamhostps.com
Linux (host) 126.96.36.199-2-vs188.8.131.52-rc17-blkio #20 SMP Thu Aug 4 11:28:54 PDT 2011 x86_64
The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux (host) are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
Debian GNU/Linux (host) with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Wed Mar 11 14:10:18 2015 from (my_ip)
Thank you for any help you can provide!
Well, nevermind I guess, because somehow it has fixed itself and is now working without any problems.
Thanks for your time anyway!