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

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Tue Mar 13 09:24:40 UTC 2012

I'm glad I could help, Alex.

I'm including the Ubuntu UK list so we all know the issue is solved.


On 2012-03-12 18:45, Alexander Birchall wrote:
> Many thanks, Tyler, that did it!
> Alex
>> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:08:02 +0000
>> From: tyler at tolaris.com
>> To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>> CC: tengallonhat at hotmail.co.uk
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server 11.10 -- how do I enable remot
> access via Putty?
>> On 2012-03-12 17:01, Alexander Birchall wrote:
>> > 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 don't believe there is a GUI for server by default. Are you sure you used
>> the server disk?
>> > 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?
>> You need to install the openssh-server package on the server. You can do
>> that during the install process by selecting "SSH Server", or after the
>> install with:
>> sudo apt-get install openssh-server
>> Regards,
>> Tyler
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