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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

route add -net gw br0

Which made my route look much better

ivmsles01:/var/log # ip route sh dev br0  proto kernel  scope link  src dev lo  scope link 
default via 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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