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Old 08-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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setting up file server

I am trying to set up a file server for my home network. I
have installed opensuse 11.2 using the (minimal x configuration option)

I set up the networking side of things, ip address default gateway etc

The problem is that i can not connect to the server, I tried ssh, Filezilla and sftp.

I can ping the server and visa versa

I turned of the firewall.

Am i missing something or is there something that is not installed with the minimal x installation.

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And which services are actually running on your server?

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I think suse installs sshd, the ssh daemon, but it is not started by default.

You need it to be running for ssh to work.

Starting SSHD during boot can be set in Yast2 > System Services (Runlevels). Select “sshd” in the list and click enable.

It is also possible to configure the SSHD under Yast2 by installing the yast2-sshd package. This is a GUI which will update /etc/ssh/sshd_config for you.
Also, see here for more information.
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Try to check the iptables config and also forward your ports if you use a router.

Also you may check if the services are running and if there is some blocks in /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny

Anyway I still think it is a firewall/router problem


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