SSH within local network

Joshua Lutes joshua at
Sat Dec 13 17:20:11 MST 2008

> Kenneth Burgener wrote:
>> It sounds like one of two possibilities:
>> 1. a firewall issue
>> 2. ssh server is not installed, or enabled.
>> Which distributions are you running?  Is either of them Ubuntu?  Last
>> time I installed Ubuntu 8.10, the ssh client was installed, but the
>> ssh server was not, by default.  If that is the case then:
>>  $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 on the MythTV box and 8.10 on the desktop.  I
can connect to the MythTV box through the internet.  I got a hostname
for my router through DynDNS and I forward the appropriate ports to
the MythTV box.  When I ssh to that hostname (or go to it through the
internet) I can connect handily to my box.

>> You can see if there are any firewall rules by checking iptables:
>>  $ sudo iptables --list
>> KEnneth

Both of the computers return the following when I "sudo iptables --list":

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Brandon Stout <bms at> wrote:
> Another thing to look at:
> Are you trying to connect using the direct IP, or using a hostname?  If
> you are using a hostname, try the direct IP just to see if you've got a
> mis-entry in your hosts file.

I am pretty sure that I am using the direct IP when I can't connect.
I am trying to use ssh 192.168.2.x.



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