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Thread: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

  1. #11
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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    Quote Originally Posted by blythescat View Post
    I do not have physical access to the server....and if I did being in a wheelchair would make geting to it a bit difficult anyway!
    It is likely that if there is a SSH server running on this machine, it's running on a non-standard port. So you might want to get more detailed information from whoever is asking you to administer this server.
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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    Quote Originally Posted by blythescat View Post
    All I get is sudo is not reconized as an internal or external command.
    Sorry if it sounds rude, but are you sure it's running Ubuntu? I ask for two reasons:
    1 - sudo is fundamental to Ubuntu - any Linux, I think
    2 - that quote sounds like a windows response - when I try to use an unknown command (nonesuch) in Ubuntu, I get:
    bash: nonesuch: command not found
    P.S.
    Here's a thought: what exactly is the prompt you see at the command line?
    For example, maybe something like one of these:
    cog@Dingly:~$
    or
    C:\>
    Last edited by The Cog; July 7th, 2008 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    Thanks Bob for all your help.
    I will confirm with hosting company what they have done or not done!
    Best wishes
    Ali

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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    On my own machine when I try to open the Putty after giving the Ip address it just displays a blank screen and then times out after a while.
    Yes the server is definately Ubunto.

    when putty tries to connect I get a bright green square in the upper left of the screen. But I cannot write anything next to it or in it.
    Last edited by blythescat; July 7th, 2008 at 10:06 PM.

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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    Then I think you have a network problem. You should either get connection refused (if the server is not listening for SSH connections), or a connection accepted followed by some kind of prompt, or maybe some message saying your user/password is wrong. Just a timeout means either your connection request is not reaching the server, or the reply is not reaching you.

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    Re: Need help in accessing the Linux Server

    Quote Originally Posted by blythescat View Post
    All I get is sudo is not reconized as an internal or external command.
    That is a Windows error message, where are you typing this in?
    Last edited by apostate; July 9th, 2008 at 11:22 PM. Reason: spelling

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