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Old 09-22-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
andresesfm
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Router port forwarding troubleshoot


Hi

I have a usrrobotics router at home and I have forwarded all my ports to a vmware virtual machine running suse 10.1.


I can connect within my local network (ssh) if I use the LAN IP (192.168.2.7) However when I try to do it from ouside I get connection timeout every single time. I've done something similar with a virtual machine running windows and I was able to rdp to my box, however I haven't been able to do it with linux.

A possible explanation would be the firewall in suse, but I even tried disabling it without luck. I also added the entry in the host.allow file

sshd : ALL : ALLOW


So the question is: how do I even know if the request is hitting the right "box" or if it is a problem with my router?

Any pointers?
 
Old 09-22-2006, 05:26 AM   #2
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First try to ssh into the real machine thats running vmware, before you try ssh'ing into the virtual machine on that machine. That way you can figure out if it's a port forwarding problem, or a vmware networking problem. If you can ssh into it, obviously it's not the router.
 
  


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