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Re: Finding open ports



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On Friday 07 December 2001 07:59 pm, Blake Thornton wrote:

> My box is behind a firewall and want to ssh into it.  I have asked the
> admin to open the port for me, but he's not moving as fast as I would
> like and I hate to get too pushy about it.
>
> So, I am thinking that all I need to do is find an open port and put
> this port into my sshd_config file.
[snip]
> Any thoughts?  Thanks

Blake,
Does your machine have a routable address, or is it on an internal 
network? If you are on an internal network with an non-routable address, 
having the port opened won't help. You'll also need to have the 
connection forwarded to your machine.

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