Chuck Swiger wrote:
Mark Ovens wrote:
Is it correct that you can't ssh(1) between two machines on the same LAN (using NAT) _via the Internet?_

Strange question I know, but I need to be able to access one of my machines, postie, remotely. I've got sshd(8) running and can ssh(1) to it from a local machine using it's local hostname. However, since I only have a single 'net connection here I tried to test connecting remotely by ssh(1)'ing to my router's 'net-facing hostname but I get

  ssh: connect to host <router_hostname> port 22: Connection refused

Port 22 is forwarded to postie on the router.

Given time and sufficient determination, you ought to be able to make this work, but it's a real pain--

[snip detailed info]

I think that answers my question - it won't work the way I'm trying it. As I said, this was just an attempt to test connecting from outside; guess I'll have to wait until I get to work tomorrow and try it from there (which is where I really want to connect from), it's just that if it doesn't work I'll have to wait until I get home to change things - a bit of a pain.

Thanks for the answer.



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