ipod-convenience connection refused

I am trying to get my ipod touch to sync with my suse, I installed ipod-convenience and followed step by step instruction that were in the readme file from the ipod-convenience website however the last step, when I am about to mount, I get an error saying

ssh: connect to host ipod port 22: Connection refused
read: Connection reset by peer

I made sure that the RSA key was copied over to /var/root/.ssh/
and setup all settings so that I can login without having to enter a password but when I try to mount I get that message, does anyone know anything about this?

I am using ipod-convenience 0.9-2.3

Thank you in advance