Error saying ERROR Network Error Connection refused Check your knife configuration and network settings

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While bootstrap a node on hosted chef server i am getting following error

$ knife bootstrap --ssh-user grimmy --ssh-password '******' --sudo --use-sudo-password --node-name chefNode1 --run-list 'recipe[learn_chef_httpd1]'

Creating new client for chefNode2
Creating new node for chefNode2
Connecting to

**ERROR: Network Error: Connection refused - connect(2) for
Check your knife configuration and network settings**
Mar 26, 2018 in Chef by Atul
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edited Oct 12, 2018 by Kalgi 1,136 views

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Best answer

Use these commands on vm local workstation, vm local node and local pc. This will help you to resolve:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ssh
sudo ufw allow 22
sudo chmod -R 777 /etc
answered Mar 26, 2018 by DragonLord999
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selected Oct 12, 2018 by Omkar
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This means knife was not able to open an SSH connection to the target you specified. SSH into the target host manually and look if there's any connection/networking issue. If you get some additional errors post them here.
answered Oct 12, 2018 by Hannah
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