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Old 01-09-2004, 06:14 PM   #1
nathan plemons
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redhat 9, can't connect to ssh from remote box


I am trying to connect to my redhat9 linux box via Putty or some other SSH terminal program.

Ultimately I want to be able to connect to my machine from work so when I ask the Linux gurus a question I can try it right there. Before I can make that work though I know that I have to make it work over my LAN. As far as I can tell SSH is installed and functioning properly. I can SSH to localhost OR my local IP address 192.168.0.5 from the box and it works just fine. However when I try to connect via Putty or Xshell from one of my windows boxes I don't get anything. It doesn't even act like the linux box is there.

Both my sshd_config and ssh_config files are completely stock, which sound like it should work according to the redhat help files. Any ideas?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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IS your firewall forwarding ssh? If you are going to open that port I would make sure you are using public/private key authentication. Otherwise it is probably only a matter of minutes until you will be rooted.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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right now the only thing that can access my box is on my LAN. I haven't opened the port up on the router and won't until I can get it to work across the lan.
 
  


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