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Old 12-31-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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Please help me with my rectal/cranial inversion.

I am using Mandrake 10 - its a new/clean installation. I made sure the firewall is turned off. FTP and Open SSH servers are turned on.

I can connect to a user account through FTP (but not root) so the connection seems ok.

When I try to connect with SSH, the connection always closes without ever asking for a user name or password.

My client is an XP machine. I have tried putty, OpenSSH, FiSSH, and TTSSH.

I guess these things are too easy for me to figure them out, because I have had no progress in getting any of then to connect.

Also, is there a way to configure Mandrake so you can FTP via root? Can you SSH via root?

Thnx in advance
Old 12-31-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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It's best not to open connections for root, instead, connect via ssh as your username then "su" to root. Transfer files through ssh using the "scp" command.
edit: As to your server, check the settings in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and check that sshd is running.

Last edited by Tuttle; 12-31-2004 at 07:21 PM.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:45 PM   #3
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Well, kool, thnx, I looked through sshd_config though and nothing jumped out at me.

I did a ps -C and found a PID for sshd, so it should be running right?

I know it something friking simple which is why its really agrivating me.

Last edited by riluve; 12-31-2004 at 09:55 PM.


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