Sometimes you need to test ssh connections and doing it on a secondary ssh port may make sense.
Start the secondary ssh daemon on homeserver.com.
# /usr/sbin/sshd -p 2222
Then initiate a test connection from the client.
OpenSSH_7.4p1, OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips 26 Jan 2017
debug1: Reading configuration data /root/.ssh/config
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 58: Applying options for *
debug2: resolving "homeserver.com" port 2222
debug2: ssh_connect_direct: needpriv 0
You're likely to see the problem near the bottom.