[ubuntu-uk] ssh

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 13:03:05 UTC 2012

On 31 August 2012 13:51, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:

> 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.

It's often hard to tell from the inside, what is the router make and model.
If you wish, give me your IP address (off the list for security's sake) and
I will test it for you.


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