What do I put for “oldcpu@ip-address-of-pc-2”? Right now I’m in the same room with the pc I want to connect to, but I plan on doing it from 600 miles away. The pc I’m trying to connect to is behind a router and the ip address is 192.168.1.2.
I tried using Krfb and Krdc and sending myself an invite but I had no luck. I set port 5900 to port forwarding on the router but I don’t know if that’s right.
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:56:01 +0000, pilotgi wrote:
> I wasn’t sure if I was configuring the firewall right so I just turned
> it off and I still got the connection refused to port 22 message, with
> the shortened command as you suggested.
> As far as configuring the firewall goes is it YaST2 > Firewall
> Configuration > Allowed services > Advanced?
That would be the place to make the change, but disabling the firewall
also would have the same effect.
Let’s try a couple commands from the system you’re connecting from:
That will check basic connectivity.
telnet 192.168.1.2 22
That will check to see if we can get a response on the default ssh port
(assuming here that you haven’t changed it).
I enabled remote access through YaST > Network services and sshd in System Services, runlevel 3 and 5. Now I get this when I do ssh email@example.com:
The authenticity of host ‘192.168.1.2 (192.168.1.2)’ can’t be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 66:23:61:a9:b8:1d:7b:48:96:ff:e2:18:79:d5:31:ff.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? Yes.
Host key verification failed.
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 17:26:01 +0000, pilotgi wrote:
> I enabled remote access through YaST > Network services and sshd in
> System Services, runlevel 3 and 5. Now I get this when I do ssh
> The authenticity of host ‘192.168.1.2 (192.168.1.2)’ can’t be
> RSA key fingerprint is
> 66:23:61:a9:b8:1d:7b:48:96:ff:e2:18:79:d5:31:ff. Are you sure you want
> to continue connecting (yes/no)? Yes. Host key verification failed.
That’s a step in the right direction - the sshd daemon is now running and
is allowing an initial connection to be made.
But it’s odd that it’s failing the host key verification after you answer
“yes”. What version of the OS (and sshd) is on the target system?
I’m not able to duplicate the failure on my systems - I’m guessing that
on your target system, “Yes.” is not “yes” and that may be why it’s
failing. It’s a long shot, though.
Is there anything in the target system’s /var/log/messages file relating
to the connection attempt?
On Sun, 01 Nov 2009 17:16:02 +0000, pilotgi wrote:
> All my previous attempts at connecting through ssh was when my laptop
> was using the same router as the target machine. Now I’m 600 miles away
> and all I’m getting is “Connection refused” again.
> Is the correct method to use the ip address assigned by the router or
> the ip address at the location, i.e. the ip address assigned by the ISP
> that is outside the router?
> I must me missing something simple here, since I’m not having any luck
> and remote administration is something a lot of people are doing.
The address you’re using (192.168.1.2) is part of a special address block
that is not routable on the Internet because it’s intended to be used on
a private network.
What you’ll need to do from outside your router is use port forwarding on
the router to redirect port 22 (which is the default - if you’ve changed
the default, which is generally recommended, you’ll need to redirect that
port) from your router to the machine in question.
Then what you do is connect to the address assigned to your router. The
router will forward the requests to the system designated in the router’s
There are three address blocks that are for private networks:
(The number after the / is the number of bits in the netmask - see
Once you have an account to log into, then you can ssh from your
home machine to that shell account, then back to you home machine to
test it all works. Or if you have a cellphone that can run applications
find a ssh client you can use (I use midpssh on my blackberry) to test.
The result of nmap -PN myipaddress (assigned by my isp for today):
Not shown: 999 filtered ports
50001/tcp open unknown
I don’t know why it’s not showing port 22, since that’s the port I opened in the firewall on my router. I also allowed secure shell server.
I did have some success connecting with ssh on my own network between my two computers. Strangely, I can connect from my laptop to my desktop, but not the other way. After success with ssh, I tried using KRDC so I could see the gui on the remote machine, but I got a “Server couldn’t be found” error.
Does anyone know how I can use ssh to see and manipulate the gui on a remote machine?