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Ok, I am sitting here at work on this XP laptop with a dual boot --XP/Mandrake box at home. I just installed Mandrake 10 last night, and all I want to do is go home and fart around with it.
Too bad I couldn't figure out how to SSH to it last night; I ran out of energy at 4AM.
I haven't had time to research how to set this up yet, (So don't get mad at me for asking a question that has been asked before ) but are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of.
I have a wireless router with a cable modem. All my computers are routed through the cable modem.
I also went to dyndns.org (sp?) to set up a dynamic dns name, but the one time I tried to ssh last night it didn't work. This is what I plan to spend my evening doing, so if you are willing to offer suggestions, please do.
It may take a day or two until your newly created dns is "findable" on the web. I know mine took 1 1/2 days until I could type the name rather than the IP of my cable modem.
You may try just sshing to the Ip address of your router, instead of using your domain name, to see if it's working. Also, as mentioned above, you'll need port 22 (is that the only one?) forwarded on your router, so that it directs all incoming requests on that port to your box.
Other than that, you should be okay. I know it was a total piece of cake to set up ssh on my mandrake, and I'm a total newb...
Well, if you're really feeling motivated, you could try to set up a mail server, and then you could tell me how you did it...
Or, if you're really really feeling plucky, you could design a hitcounter for a webpage that won't conflict with other scripts on the page, and post a step by step and the script itself to walk others through it....
Have you noticed the selfish nature of my ideas? Things I've wanted to do but can't find the time...or the expertise....