HTB Academy and Virtual Machines

Hey all

I am moving into the “Getting Started” module in HTB Academy. Due to the fact that we have one pawnbox every 24 hours, i wanted to try if i can solve the questions by using a Kali VM.

Now moving though to the privilege escalation , i tried to ssh to the target server (again using kali vm) but there was no connection. At first i tried to do it without using HTB OpenVPN, and then after i connected to the vnp, again no answer from the server.

I didnt try to connect via the Pawnbox (free users only have 1 per 24 hours), cause i wanted to check the kali vm first.

Any thoughts on this? thanks