SSH Server set up

November 30, 2007

I was quietly reading the new volume of Full circle this morning and I really intended to just skim through it then go study but there was too much cool stuff to try. So today, I set up a SSH server on my machine and it really, really shouldn’t make me that giddy……. But it does. Hehe. Being able to copy all my work from the laptop to the desktop with one SCP command makes me laugh out loud.

I’m insane.

And I really shouldn’t be all that proud because it was so damn easy. The only thing that gave me trouble was setting up the router to do port forwarding. I tried so many things, when actually the first thing I did was right, but for it to work I had to turn the firewall down from medium to low. That makes me a bit uncomfortable, but well, it works… The router is Netopia 3347NWG if anybody is having the same issue. There’s no need to set up a static IP (using the hostname works fine) and no need for creating a custom SSH service either, SSH Server in the drop-down list works okay.

I’m not sure what the line they add in the crontab is supposed to do though, in the Full Circle magazine tutorial, so I’m going to do some research into that. Then into SSH servers too, because right now I’ve got a feeling I’ll come back home at some point and all my stuff will be gone, replaced with one single file called “Haha.” Gotta go crush the paranoia.



  1. Hi. πŸ™‚

    I’m actually the guy who wrote the SSH server article. To answer your question about the crontab command: that is to run inadyn, which periodically updates the dynamic DNS service with your current IP address.

  2. Wow, this is really cool! Thanks for the explanation πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed that article, looking forward to reading more!

  3. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    I don’t really write many articles for Full Circle – I’m kept more than busy with running Full Circle’s website, developing an alternate reality game (look it up on Wikipedia) and just everyday life.

    I’d suggest reading the other how-to articles if you like this style and browsing UbuntuForums. While not as proofread and formatted as it would be in a magazine (it’s a forum), they’re still really great people with really great tips. Everyone can learn something. πŸ™‚

  4. I’m indeed working my way up the Full Circle archives. For some reason I missed issues 1 to 5, not sure what happened there.

    Usually, I use the forums to find solutions to problems but it could be cool to use them to try new stuff as well. I’ll do that once I’m done with FCM πŸ™‚

    Best of luck with all your projects!

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