[clug] Broad list of advice requests

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Wed Mar 10 23:20:31 GMT 2004

Ben [mailto:ben at polkosity.cjb.net] wrote:

> Installing ssh is a breeze.  Just get the latest openssh (or your choice 
> of sshd), compile and install it or use rpm deb etc.  Also open port 22 
> on your firewall. 

Since I was only using ssh from a few, known locations, I set the firewall
to ignore ssh requests unless they came from work or other domains I have
accounts on. Read the many excellent iptables reference materials.

> need an ssh client at their end.  This should also be easy unless there 
> are software installation restrictions at your wifes place of work.

Corporate firewalls often stop just about everything except web and mail.
If the default ssh port is blocked, you can also try other things like getting
ssh to listen on the telnet port.


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