Unable to ssh to RHEL4 Machin


#1

Hi,

I created new VM and install RHEL 4, I have done will all the network setting in VM,

Now when I am trying to connect that VM from putty of my windows machine It’s showing “ connection refuse “

I am able to ping that VM ip from my windows machine. And I am also able to do ssh to that ip from that VM (linux) machine.

Please let me know if I need to do some changes in VM network setting to do the ssh from windows machine.

Thx!
Atul


#2

What are the network settings on those machines? And, more importantly, check the firewall settings.


#3

Firewall is off. The VM ip is static ip. do i need to do anything on my windows machin ( windows 7 ).


#4

What IP address does the VM have? And what IP address does the windows machine have?


#5

Firewall is off. The VM ip is static ip. do i need to do anything on my windows machin ( windows 7 ).

Hi Atul,

Since you can ping here are few tips which I believe you should also try:

  • make sure that ssh daemon is running on your RHEL. Do something like:
$ netstat -ant | grep 22
  • use the above command to also check on what network your ssh daemon is listening on. 0.0.0.0 means all networks

  • can you ssh from other ssh clients ( bridged network )? Meaning from other systems but your windows 7 ? If yes, then the problem is with windows 7. You can try set your VM network to bridged. Or simply use some other VM as a client.

  • make sure that firewall is off by flushing iptables on RHEL with:

# iptables -F
  • on RHEL check contents of etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny[/li][li]check log files like /var/log/secure and look for some clues

For now, try the above and let us know.

Lubos


#6