View Full Version : [kubuntu] Strange thing happening with SSH

April 24th, 2009, 07:14 PM

Here's the situation. I want to access with SSH from everywhere to a cluster that I built. The frontend computer is connected to a router (Trendnet TEW-633GR) which is configured to forward port 22 as described in the page: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Trendnet/TEW-633GR/SSH.htm. It has also a routable static IP, let's say

On the frontend, sshd is up and running. The router has a wireless network configured. I can connect to its wireless network and access the frontend with SSH with the static IP However, I can't do the same when I'm not on the wireless network and using the network at my office, i.e.:

me@office# ssh -vvv me@
OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.
debug1: connect to address port 22: Connection timed out
ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out

Now, the strange thing is that I can connect from my home with ssh:

me@home# ssh me@
me@'s password:

It works! (I did not put the -vvv option here obviously to encourage you reading further...)

I haven't put any filter on the router (mac or IP) and I can ping it.

What could it be? How can I connect to the cluster from where I work most of the time?


April 24th, 2009, 08:54 PM
In fact, I'm not able to ping everytimes... Sometimes it work, other times not. Looks like a router issue to me... But I would like to know what you folks are thinking.

April 28th, 2009, 05:29 PM
I agree this forum is not well suited for that type of question. My apologies :/.