broken ssh [solved]
Mark C. Miller
mr.mcmiller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 12:27:43 UTC 2010
On 06/13/2010 07:44 AM, Mark C. Miller wrote:
> During my school year, I was able to ssh into my box which, has a domain
> name assigned by DYNDNS. I used "Places>>Connect to server" to do this.
> Connectivity ceased the last week of May while running 9.10. Now, when I
> try that, it connects (accepts my login ID), but stops at the password.
> I use the same password that I use to login under that system ID on
> the box itself. The password works to login to the system directly.
> I've tried loogging in from the command line: "ssh
> eyore15 at eyore.homelinux.net" works. It then asks for my password and
> then will not accept the assigned password for the system. I also:
> a. Rebooted the router/foreced a new IP address via DHCP
> b. Reset the IP address at DYNDNS
> c. Reset the ssh port forwarding for port 22 to match the new port
> (192.168.1.104)assigned after rebooting the router
> d. Deleted "known_hosts" from .ssh for "eyore15"
> e. Checked the router for:
> 1. correct IP address at router and dyndns
> 2. the correct IP address (192.168.1.104)
> 3. Verified port forwarding had port 104 forwarded to TCP 22
> f. No knowing if it made a difference or not, I turned off security in
> "Preferences>>Remote Desktop"
> g. Installed Ubuntu 10.04
> h. Deleted/reinstalled ssh from the repositories (used Synaptic if that
> makes a difference)
> I can't think of anything else to do. It's really important that I be
> able to ssh into this machine. I use it as a master repository for all
> my school files (I have everything backed up too)
> Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer.
After everyone's help, it turned out to be the obvious. When I upgraded
to 10.04, I somehow changed my userid to mark instead of eyore15 (which
is what I used under 9.10). Since the login screen showed my full name,
I didn't notice. When I accidently hoovered the cursor over the login
name (mark c. miller), I noticed that it said "mark" and suddenly it all
made sense. Checking accounts was one of the first pieces of advice I
got, and I really thought I had it correct. Thanks to all that helped.
I learned a lot about how the login process works though.
Mark C. Miller
eyore15 at comcast.net
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