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Old 09-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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ssh connection reset by peer

Let me give a bit of background:
I just built a new desktop and for school i have a laptop. I planed to ssh into the desktop from my laptop from school to grab, edit, etc. files. I setup my router to forward any incoming ssh requests on port 22 to my desktop.

I tested ssh'ing via the local network as well as from my friends network from my laptop. It has works and still works.

My issue is when I go to school and try it. I get the error

Read from remote host xxx: Connection reset by peer
Connection to xxx closed.
I know my school has a pretty strong firewall service going (lightspeed systems is the brand of software that blocks websites and such)

Is there any way to get around this so I can ssh from my school?
Old 09-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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Try running sshd on port 443
Old 09-08-2016, 03:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
Try running sshd on port 443
Or pretty much any high port might work too depending on the situation, if that's what the problem is.

But to be sure, you'll have to check the logs on your server for that time to see what was going on. You may have to temporarily increase the log level of "sshd" to VERBOSE or DEBUG, DEBUG2, or DEBUG3. But once the problem is solved, wind back to INFO.

Running the client at a higher verbosity might give some clues at the time of connection as well.
ssh -v
ssh -vv
ssh -vvv
Getting client information won't require a round trip to home and back.

Another way to collect server logs would be to have different configurations with different log levels each launched by "cron" to give you a time window during which to try connect. There are a lot of variations on that, either passing -o options with LogLevel or using -f to point to different files or even swapping the config file itself, some details depend on which distro you have on the server. Then you just have to remember (and have the opportunity) to try to connect once during each time window and everything should be then waiting in the logs when you get home and it will get everything collected in one day.

By the way, if you want to use port 443 for both HTTPS and SSH, you can multiplex it using sslh. It won't obscure anything at a technical level but will allow dual use of that port.

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Old 09-08-2016, 08:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by yasgur99 View Post
Is there any way to get around this so I can ssh from my school?
Their network, their rules.




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