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Old 10-16-2004, 05:32 AM   #1
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How do I enable SSH in suse 9.1 pro?

I cannot SSH TO my machine. Whenever I try ssh localhost it says:
ssh: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused

I can connect to other computers by ssh, I'd like to connect from other computers to mine.

My computer is connected by a router I think ( my wireless card has caught hold of a connection in my complex). Is there a way to access my computer? I looked up my ip address on a website, then on a remote computer tried to ping that IP address, no response.
Old 10-16-2004, 05:52 AM   #2
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the sshd (the server) has to be running and connections to port 22 have to be allowed (via firewall and sshd_config).
the sshd mostly is configured somewhere in /etc/ssh on your system.

some distributions have a file called "not_start_sshd" there, so the server will not be started from your ssh init script.
there should be some interface for starting services that come with your suse?

sl mritch.
Old 10-16-2004, 06:09 AM   #3
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Most likely the router has port 22 closed, and since you are "borrowing" someone elses bandwidth you will probably have to live with what you have.

Something you could try is go to one of the online ip scanners and run a scan to see if any ports are open. If you find one then edit the sshd config file to use that port.

man sshd
man sshd_config
Old 10-16-2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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It did not get response from any of the ports. So I guess I cannot connect from outside. Will that prevent me from SSHing from my computer to my computer locally? I someimes need to run some graphical utilies as root and I dont want to log out and log in as root.

How can I know whther sshd is running? I think firewall has SSH enabled.

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