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Old 28th July 2007, 05:56
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Exclamation Unable to connect to home server using PuTTY!


I've recently followed the step-by-step instructions for the Debian 4.0 perfect setup. Once I arrived at page three and installed SSL and OpenSSL server, modified my hostname, and rebooted I tried to connect to my server with PuTTY but the connection timed out.

I installed Debian 4.0 on a laptop right next to my primary laptop running windows. Both laptops are connected to a Linksys router (WRT54G). I've configured the router to have DMZ enabled on the host IP Then I've port forwarded port 80 and 22 (TCP/UDP) to I tried to connect again to my server (laptop) and it still failed. Notice: I am using eth1.

Can anyone help me with this? Thank so much!

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Old 28th July 2007, 11:08
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Please execute the following command on your debian server and post the output:

netstat -tap | grep ssh
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Old 28th July 2007, 12:10
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Lightbulb Fixed!

Hello Till,

I've fixed the problem. Turns out my Linux box was configured on the wrong network. It was set to when it should of been I figured this out by checking the IP on Windows using ipconfig and it told me that my IP was Then I tried ifconfig on my other computer and it told me I was on I hope this will answer the question for others who experience the same problem.

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