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Old 08-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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If you are trying to connect from the Internet, you need to configure your router to forward port 22 to your server's LAN IP address.
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Originally Posted by KinnowGrower View Post
Either connect to the server at private LAN IP, using vpn or Public IP, and it should work.
How exactly could I connect through public IP? As you can see, I couldn't connect through my external IP. I'm pretty new to all of this and could use as much help as possible.
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If your client is a laptop, try to connect when connected to the local LAN. This will verify whether sshd is working on the server. We aren't sure where your laptop is. Is it plugged into the same LAN as the server. Does the laptop have an IP address on the same subnet as the server?
If you are connecting from across the Internet , and the server is behind a NAT router or firewall, then you need to make sure that your router or firewall forwards port 22 to your ssh server's IP address. If the address you connect to is different than the server's IP address, the router has no way of knowing which host you want to connect to.

One useful test is to try to connect using telnet. See whether an ssh banner is printed. When you see that you have a configuration problem.

For ssh server problems:
Please post your /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. Check the permissions of your home directory on the server and the .ssh subdirectory. If the permissions are too lax, sshd may refuse to allow a connection.

Using sshd -vv to connect will print debug messages for both the client and server.

Check the servers /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny files. Also check AllowUsers in sshd_config.

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