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Operating Systems Linux Interesting challenge getting SSH from outside to my VMWare guest Post 302469125 by brightstorm on Thursday 4th of November 2010 08:17:14 PM
Old 11-04-2010
Hello Pludi,

Thank you very much for your time!

After a closer inspection I realised that I received "martians" in my /var/log/warn. Having absolutely no idea what it meant, I googled it without being much wiser.

I then realised I had a problem with my routes since I couldn't resolve any DNS or ping the outside world.

I found that a static route was missing, so after issuing

Code:
route add -net 0.0.0.0 gw 192.168.1.1 br0

Which made my route look much better

Code:
ivmsles01:/var/log # ip route sh
192.168.1.0/24 dev br0  proto kernel  scope link  src 192.168.1.77 
127.0.0.0/8 dev lo  scope link 
default via 192.168.1.1 dev br0

I got back on track, the martians went back to Mars and after a bit of firewalling, my server responded nicely to external hosts as well on SSH.

I'm really sorry that I didn't really do my homework completely before crying out for help - if you get to Denmark some day, I'll buy you a beer for your trouble Smilie

Last edited by brightstorm; 11-05-2010 at 01:00 PM.. Reason: changed "ip route add" to "route add" which is the correct command
 
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PAM_GUEST(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      PAM_GUEST(8)

NAME
pam_guest -- Guest PAM module SYNOPSIS
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_guest [arguments] DESCRIPTION
The guest service module for PAM allows guest logins. If successful, the pam_guest module sets the PAM environment variable GUEST to the login name. The application can check this variable using pam_getenv(3) to differentiate guest logins from normal logins. The following options may be passed to the pam_guest module: guests=list Comma-separated list of guest account names. The default is ``guest''. A typical value for ftpd(8) would be ``anonymous,ftp''. nopass Omits the password prompt if the target account is on the list of guest accounts. pass_as_ruser The password typed in by the user is exported as the PAM_RUSER item. This is useful for applications like ftpd(8) where guest users are encouraged to use their email address as password. pass_is_user Requires the guest user to type in the guest account name as password. SEE ALSO
pam_get_item(3), pam_getenv(3), pam.conf(5), pam(8) AUTHORS
The pam_guest module and this manual page were developed for the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research program. BSD
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