[ubuntu-uk] ssh

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Fri Aug 31 12:51:33 UTC 2012

On 31/08/12 12:11, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> On 31 August 2012 12:07, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
>> I am setting up a new router and I wonder if there is anything I need to
>> do so that my son may access my computer should I require of help.
>> Thanks in advance
> Broadly speaking, if he needs ssh access you will probably need to forward
> a port on the router to your computer. By default this is port 22, and
> there will probably be a preset for it. However, you might want to consider
> additional security by opening a different port, which reduces the
> incidence of port scanning. Check with your son first.

This seemed to be quite straightforward but, like so many things I try 
to do, I am stuck. Is there some magic involved in making port 
forwarding work? I followed the instruction in the router's manual, I 
read and tried things I found in Google but, as far as I could tell, the 
port did not open. Perhaps some kind person could point me to where I 
might find the answer to my dilemma.


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