[svlug] Configuring Server - SSH Trouble + Security Considerations

Lord Sauron lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 18:09:24 PDT 2006

I'm building my server now.

I'm installing Apache 1.3, and I've set it up with a dynamic dns alias
at fsdev.dnsalias.net.

I'm having a little trouble with OpenSSH though.  I can use it just
fine when I use it locally (ie. ssh -l root but when I
try to go through the Internet (ssh -l root fsdev.dnsalias.net) it
repeatedly tells me:

ssh: connect to host fsdev.dnsalias.net port 22: Connection refuse

I look through the manpages and the Gentoo Docs, Wiki, and the OpenSSH
website, however, I can't figure out what the problem is (I'm assuming
it's a configuration problem).

To alleviate fears that I didn't check that the DNS servers weren't
yet linked to the machine, I tried connecting using the IP that
http://checkip.dyndns.org/ gave me (using wget to get the page and
then reading it with less- a little HTML-ish, but not that bad).

Attached is my sshd_config file for any of those who need a laugh.
You can tell just how incredibly naïve I am.

Thanks in advance for any pointers/fixits you can provide!

========== GCv3.12 ==========
GCS d-(++) s+: a? C++ UL+>++++ P+
L++ E--- W+(+++) N++ o? K? w--- O? M+
V? PS- PE+ Y-(--) PGP- t+++ 5? X R tv-- b+
                DI+++ D+ G e* h- !r !y
========= END GCv3.12 ========

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