[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server 11.10 -- how do I enable remot access via Putty?

john beddard john at creationspace.co.uk
Mon Mar 12 17:32:02 UTC 2012

Hi Alex,

sudo ufw allow ssh  if your using ufw firewalls on both client and
server. However my guess is that the problem is likely connected to
password permissions, after exchanging keys.

The Ubuntu help documentation is very useful in this area :


On Mon, 2012-03-12 at 17:01 +0000, Alexander Birchall wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought I was quite experienced at administering a Ubuntu Server,
> but I am totally confused by the graphical desktop for Ubuntu Server
> 11.10.
> I need to be able to remotely connect to the server with Putty (my
> choice for remote access to servers).  But how do I enable this remote
> access -- when I try I get a message saying network connection
> refused.
> Do I need to disable/configure a firewall?  How would I do that?
> Hoping someone can assist.
> Best wishes,
> Alex

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