982Mysterious SSH Connection Problem

Step before: Trying to connect to a server with a SSH key. System: OSX, Big Sur

Connecting to a Server via SSH fails:

georg@Fischer ~ % ssh trembl@myserver -v           
OpenSSH_8.1p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3
debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/georg/.ssh/config
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 47: Applying options for *
debug1: Connecting to myserver.com port 22.
ssh: connect to host myserver.com port 22: Operation timed out

Did not work for ca. 1 hour. Same connection problem to different account with same provider, other account with same provider worked.

(Possible) Solution: Intentionally mis-spelled username, -v not stopping and timing out, log-in now possible.

Update 1


nmap -Pn -p22 myserver

to check if the port is open or filtered.

Host discovery disabled (-Pn). All addresses will be marked 'up' and scan times will be slower.
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-03-30 14:15 JST
Nmap scan report for trembl@myserver (xx.xx.xxx.xxx)
Host is up (0.21s latency).
rDNS record for xx.xx.xxx.xxx: xx.xx.xxx.xxx

22/tcp filtered  ssh

It should say:

22/tcp open  ssh

Update 2

Creating a ssh connection to the server from another computer (on the same network) worked. Somehow, after that check, the connection on this computer also worked. Very mysterious.

Update 3

Approach 2 did not work the next time. Switching to a different network (phone hotspot) worked. Maybe restarting the router?

981sed, -i and the macOS

Doing a Search and Replace on the shell should not be difficult:

find . -name "*.html" -exec sed -i "s/searchPattern/replacePattern/g" {} +

However, on macOS this error message occurs:

sed: 1: "./aaa/a ...": invalid command code .
sed: 1: "./aaa/b ...": invalid command code .
sed: 1: "./aaa/c ...": invalid command code .

It turns out, on MacOS the -i parameter needs to be followed by an empty string:

find . -name "*.html" -exec sed -i "" "s/searchPattern/replacePattern/g" {} +