[xubuntu-users] sshd not accepting connections

Ralf ranfyy ranfyy at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 21:15:29 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Update:
> No, I can't telnet to it from itself.

There is no telnet server installed by default.

> I tried installing ufw and gufw, but even with the "default" configuration I
> got from the Debian to-do list for Precise, it doesn't work.
> In fact, that configuration also blocks my samba shares (!).
> So I have no firewall running.
> I'm still kind of a novice with network stuff, even after all my years with
> Unix & Linux.  (sigh)

First check that it is installed:
  $ dpkg -l openssh-server

Then if it is running:
  $ ps ax | grep ssh
  $ sudo service sshd status

Then if it is listening on the right port:
  $ sudo netstat -tlpen

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