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Old 04-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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VMWare and SSH

I've tried searching for a solution to my problem but there are so many threads that get "hits" that it's nearly impossible separate the signal to noise ratio and drill down to what my exact issue is.

I have a VM running Debian on my Windows workstation.

I would like to ssh to that Debian VM from my Windows environment using SSH.

I'm pretty sure this is possible, because like some of my other problems I've done it in the past.

So far, all I've managed to do was to get sshd running on the Debian machine. But when I open putty and try to connect to it, putty just hangs.
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You're not going to find threads about it, as there should be nothing VMware related about this at all. If you run an ssh server then you should be able to connect to it as long as there is a network route to it, and no filtering to prevent it, e.g. a firewall. VMware is not significant in any of this, other than the fact that many people choose to use NAT networking for their VM's instead of bridged networking and then expect to be able to connect to the vm's from a remote physical machine, which won'r work by default. You're not in that situation so there's no way VMware is affecting anything. Maybe you're just running a firewall on either machine? Or the networking just isn't enabled on debian?
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Well, in my reading I am using bridged networking on my VM.

There are no firewalls on the Windows machine, and I don't see anything at all about a firewall on the Debian install.

One thing I did notice, is that my VM has the same FQDN as does my Windows machine. Should that be different?

They both have different IP addresses.


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