SSHD Configuration question

Rob Wright debianrob at
Thu Aug 27 18:48:12 BST 2009

On Thursday 27 August 2009 02:04:33 am Alvin wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 August 2009 17:28:08 Rob Wright wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm trying to get SSHD working on my desktop here at the office so that I
> > can access it remotely from home. I'm using Jaunty on both machines. SSHD
> > is running, listening on an alternate port, and is accessible if I do
> > "ssh localhost"
> >
> > It may still be some routing or fire issue, but I have access to that
> > equipment and so far haven't been able to find anything; and like I said,
> > with a different Linux flavor installed it works fine. Just wondering if
> > there is any new config or hidden default in Jaunty that might be getting
> > in my way.
> Still sounds like a routing problem to me. Might be the gateway settings on
> your desktop.
> Check with $ route -n
> Use tracepath from both computers
> Can you ping to your desktop?

Alvin! You're a beautiful genius! route -n showed my default route for a DHCP 
address. Got rid of that, built the correct route by hand and now the SSHD is 
working. I'll need to check it from home to be sure but I'm confident based on 
my testing here that it'll be ok. 

This leads me to another {K}Ubuntu question: why does Ubuntu just assume that 
I'm going to be using DHCP during  installation instead of asking me? 

Thanks so much for the help,

Rob Wright
debianrob at

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