I’m not 100% sure, but my guess is that the remote node is not allowing incoming connections to port 63232. It might be because:
- zcashd on the remote machine is listening on 127.0.0.1 (instead of on 0.0.0.0, to allow external connections). You can run
ps aux | grep 63232 on the remote machine to check.
- A firewall on the remote node is blocking incoming connections. Check with
One thing you can do to debug is connect to the remote node with port forwarding using ssh, and see if that works.
#From your local machine (the one running zec-qt-wallet)
ssh user@remote -L83232:127.0.0.1:83232
And then, in the settings in zec-qt-wallet, change the server to 127.0.0.1