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PuTTY SSH client: Connection Timeout

Unable to connect to home server with putty

6:07 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Friends,

First of all, I want to wish all of you and your families a prosperous and happy new year. May all of you be blessed and thrive.

Now my question. I recently obtained a Ubuntu linux server. It has OpenSSH running on port 22. I can do a "ssh localhost" on the server and it works fine. I have created a private key for my user and then added it to my laptop through PuTTYgen. However, when I try to connect to the server, I get Connection Timeout error. I have tried following things so far
1] I have Norton AV and firewall. I disabled them.
2] Used ehternet instead of wireless
3] Disabled firewall from Linux server.

Still the problem remains. One more interesting thing I see is that, I can ping my laptop from the server but not the other way around. If I looked at the arp table on my laptop, I can see the server IP address. However the ping does not go through.

Further, I can access the website hosted on the server from my laptop. So the physical connectivity is not a problem.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


9:12 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Looks as if the laptop is blocking 22 out, and pings coming in.

What firewall is on it? Is it disabled or have you put an exception in to allow port 22 / pings. Best way to test is to totally uninstall the firewall.

Check too that the O/S is not using it's own firewall.

10:09 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi Frank,

I had disabled the firewalls on PC as well as the server. I will check the O/S firewall today.

Thanks for your reply.


11:23 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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ssh -v -v -v <yaa-daa....yaa-daa>



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