Openssh in whonix: connection refused

I can’t connect to my vps, when I run ‘‘ssh -p 22 username@ipaddress’’ the connection doesn’t establish. Port 22 is open, running ‘‘ps -A | grep ssh’’’ shows:
6214 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent
9562 ? 00:00:00 sshd

Reading a topic, /etc/hosts.allow must contains:

but my file contains this message:
/etc/hosts.allow: list of hosts that are allowed to access the system.
See the manual pages hosts_access(5) and hosts_options(5).

Example: ALL: LOCAL @some_netgroup

If you’re going to protect the portmapper use the name “rpcbind” for the
daemon name. See rpcbind(8) and rpc.mountd(8) for further information.

Have I to modify this file?
Thank you

To use ssh as a client to connect to a remote ssh server you do not need
to edit any /etc config files on your computer.

Tor does not limit ssh. So this looks more like a server config issue.

Running rdp in workstation is there the risk that the vps log my real ip or mac address?
Thank you ,


Is there a firewall in whonix that blocks ssh connection?


I have in my ssh folder a copy of sshd_config (in case I did a mistake) and the only thing different is PasswordAuthentication no (instead of yes)

Do you know how to connect to arbitrary ssh server without Whonix being involved?

Can you connect to any other ssh servers using Whonix?