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I have Fedora Core 9 installed. I am able to ping the machine as well as ping other machines from the Linux Box. But when I try to do SSH , I am getting a blank screen . It doesn't prompt for username and password. The box has snort installed. I am able to view the test page and base page in the linux box but able to view only the apache test page from my local machine
The weird problem is finally solved. The culprit was the network port.
I will fully explain the problem
I was able to ping the linux machine as well as ping other machines from the linux box. I was able to telnet on port 22 to the linux box. But when I try to ssh to the linux box from any machine it simply connected but didn't prompt for username and password. I was not able to ssh to any other linux box from that linux box.when I tried to open website hosted on the server I was able to access. The linux box was given a static ip address.
Later after all the troubleshooting I connected my laptop to the network port. But it was not getting the ip address from dhcp. but when I gave a static ip address it got connected and i was able to ping my desktop. But when I try to do RDC to my desktop it was not happening. So I decided the network port was the problem and put that linux box on a different port and the linux box was fully operational and I was able to connect using ssh.
Can anyone suggest what is the problem with network port? Or I missed something.
I could make some wild guesses about what the problem might be (dirty contacts, a failing component in the switch...), but they would be no more than guesses. I think that the reason telnet worked and ssh / RDC would not may be that telnet is a much simpler utility, and so less fussy about its network connection.