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Old 05-05-2004, 09:24 PM   #1
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accessing my computer remotely

I would really appreciate if someone could give a tip how to access my computer remotely. I signed up some website hoping to use remote access features. I tried to ssh and scp to my computer using different terminal. However, it is not prompting me to type in my password. I was wondering if there are other options out there which would allow me remote access to my computer. (I just have to mention that my computer is connected a newly purchased router. )

Old 05-05-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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You mention that the computer is attached to a router? What type of router is this? Do you know if the router provides any type of firewall type protection? If so it might be blocking your attempts to connect through it.

If you have access to another machine that you can place on the same network, you should try to see if you can succeed in being able to ssh to the box without the need to go through the external interface on the router. If you do not have access to another machine, you can come close to simulating this by simply trying ssh to the box from itself (try ssh'ing to both its IP address and
Assuming that you can ssh to the box locally, but still cannot do so remotely I would think that you need to take a real close look at the router. You will have to ensure that it is forwarding your request on port 22 to the box that you are running your ssh daemon.

Good luck,
Old 05-06-2004, 03:41 AM   #3
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Hi paul

welcome to LQ. You really should take care where you are posting your problems. The best place for a problem is not The Website Questions & Suggestions forum. You should post your probs. in the forums best suited for your problems, to get the best possible reply/solution.

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