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Unix_Queen 10-14-2010 07:05 AM

SSHd not running on Ubuntu 10.10 VM
Hi there,

I have just built my first ever Linux desktop, using VM Ware and it is running Ubuntu 10.10. I wish to try and use SSH to contact the machine but I don't believe the SSHD is running.

I have done a grep for SSHD shows nothing and have checked the Synaptic Package Manager and can see an openssh-client version 1:5.5.p1-4ubuntu is currently installed.

On Solaris, you can start SSH by typing /etc/init.d/ssh start but when checking /etc/init.d on Linux, there is nothing in there called SSH so am unable to restart it.

Please can someone help me? I just want to have the SSH running on the machine.

Many thanks in advance,

sem007 10-14-2010 07:10 AM

Install ssh server on ubuntu if not


$sudo apt-get install openssh-server
$sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start


prayag_pjs 10-14-2010 07:10 AM


This is the command


sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart
Disable firewall and selinux to get connected

Unix_Queen 10-14-2010 09:15 AM

Hiya guys,

Thanks for your help but I have fixed it! Looks like it wasn't the SSH not working at all, more a case of the apt-get wasn't working due to not having any proxy settings set. Once I had done this, openssh server became available to download and install and now it all works ;)


Thanks anyway!

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