New node - cannot connect to peers

Hi, newbie here. I just started a testnet node on ubuntu 18.04 LST

In the log I see a bunch of these messages:

INFO error connecting to peer, reason: Connection refused (os error 111), peer_addr: 18.140.x.x:3000, task: network

according to jcli blockRecvCnt: 0 and lastBlockTime: ~
storage folder is populated:

63770624 Oct 6 10:23 blocks.sqlite
32768 Oct 6 10:44 blocks.sqlite-shm
4185952 Oct 6 10:43 blocks.sqlite-wal

I’ve tried to change the port as possible fix, but that did not help.

To setup my node I followed the instructions at:
https://lovelace.community/testnet-shelley.html

Port is NATed and open in firewall. Maybe entry node list is not good? Any idea about what else could I be missing ?

thanks!

Same here
Oct 06 20:02:54.653 INFO fetching block adbdd5ede31637f6c9bad5c271eec0bc3d0cb9efb86a5b913bb55cba549d0770, peer_address: 18.139.40.4:3000, block: adbdd5ede31637f6c9bad5c271eec0bc3d0cb9efb86a5b913bb55cba549d0770, task: init
Oct 06 20:02:54.654 DEBG connecting to 18.139.40.4:3000, scope: global
Oct 06 20:02:54.654 DEBG adding I/O source: 0, scope: global
Oct 06 20:02:54.654 DEBG scheduling Write for: 0, scope: global
Oct 06 20:02:55.061 DEBG dropping I/O source: 0, scope: global
Oct 06 20:02:55.062 WARN error downloading block, reason: connection to peer failed, peer_address: 18.139.40.4:3000, block: adbdd5ede31637f6c9bad5c271eec0bc3d0cb9efb86a5b913bb55cba549d0770, task: init

I didn’t have this problem in the morning