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Localhost is only for your pc. VM is on your pc, but have a different ip. With winscp connect to vm's ip. If the net of your vm is nat you need to create a port redirect on porn 22. If it's a bridge you can connect without problem.

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ee /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Look for

#PermitRootLogin no

Change into

PermitRootLogin yes

Look for

#Port 22

Change into

Port 22

Press ESC and 2 times ENTER to close and save the file.

Restart sshd using:

service sshd restart


Do ifconfig to find the ip adress dhcp provided you.

under em0, after inet:  you will see your ip.

Example print. Ip from mine is, yours will be at same location.


Enter that ip+user (root?) + password and with port 22 on winscp.


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