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This is the command I am told to use by clicking connect in the control panel "ssh -i private_key.pem root@instancePublicDNS"

Well that one failed so I wanted to know what happen so I ran "ssh -vvv private_key.pem root@instancePublicDNS"

OpenSSH_4.6p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007

debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0

debug1: Connecting to private_key.pem [...] port 22.

debug1: connect to address ... port 22: Attempt to connect timed out without establishing a connection

ssh: connect to host private_key.pem port 22: Bad file number

Any Ideas? I have searched for the answer on google and serverfault, I found a few possible solutions that did not work.

info about the instance

AMI-ID : ami-688c7801 ( ubuntu 10.10 Server )

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Configure "Security Groups" to allow ssh:

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Thank you, this worked! –  Mark McCook Feb 20 '11 at 22:33
    
@Mark if the answer is correct, then confirmed it –  ooshro Feb 20 '11 at 22:39
    
Awesome! Thanks for that! –  jonathanconway Jul 13 '11 at 17:09
    
I think most people forget to apply rules changes. I did. –  Jose Adrian Jan 19 '12 at 21:38
    
Does not work. I already have this in the rules. But after an instance reboot, ssh-ing does not work. –  kadaj Mar 21 '13 at 2:21

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