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I have putty installed on my windows box, but everytime I try to login to my debian box (ip address of 10.10.0.234) I get a message stating that the connection was refused.
Am I missing something here? I installed the packages for logging in remotely, or at least I think I did. If it turns out I didn't (which is a very good possibility, where can I go to get the packages for sshd?
EDIT: Newbie moment.......
Ok, turns out I'm missing the gcc libraries, somehow I either didn't install them (again, not a big suprise) or something isn't right. I found out about this as I was trying to roll the new 2.6.10 kernel. I figured I might need those libraries if I'm going to have to install sshd or something like that.
That was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Does this work for any distro? Suse, Slackware in particular?
Only one problem though. When I tried to install sshd, it couldn't find the package. How do I find the package online with wget or something similar?
New question with apt-get:
I'm trying to install mysql, and I've found a .deb file at www.backports.org, but apt-get won't install it. Where do I go to add backports.org to my list of sites to get software from?
Debian sorted out package installation before most other distros existed.
While it's true that Slackware is a couple of months older some would argue that Slackware package installation has never been sorted out. However, that I believe, is a design choice not a bug as such.
Does this work for any distro? Suse, Slackware in particular?
Something similar should work for Suse, but for Slackware you'd probably need to install the pacakges that sshd depends on yourself.
Only one problem though. When I tried to install sshd, it couldn't find the package.
To be expected. Although it was a good guess, the package name is not "sshd".
How do I find the package online with wget or something similar?
Use apt-cache and your best guess at what the program or package name could be.
apt-cache search sshd
This should return a few lines including:
openssh-server - secure shell (SSH) server, for secure access from remote machines