I've installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 in Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 using Oracle's VirtualBox successfully.

I've also configured the IP address of the server during the installation process.

But I am unable to access the server via SSH in my Ubuntu Desktop 10.04.

How do I access the server via SSH?

  1. Does ping your_server_ip_address work?

  2. What is the output of

    ssh -v root@your_server_ip_address
  3. Is the ubuntu firewall enabled on the server?

  4. Is ssh root access enabled on the server?

  5. Does the ssh access work with a non-root user?

  • Hello, 1) Pinging to my ip address works. 2) the output of ssh -v root@my_server_ip is OpenSSH_5.3p1 Debian-3ubuntu5, OpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xx.xxx [xxx.xxx.xx.xxx] port 22. debug1: connect to address xxx.xxx.xx.xxx port 22: Connection refused ssh: connect to host xxx.xxx.xx.xxx port 22: Connection refused 3) i've tried ssh -v non-root@my_server_ip and got the same results as 2. 4) No, it is not enables. 5) SSH doesnt work with non root user. – DjangoRocks Feb 25 '11 at 17:32
  • Have you set something in /etc/hosts.deny ? Is perhaps AllowUsers being used in /etc/ssh/sshd_config ? Is "PermitRootLogin yes" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config ? – rems Feb 25 '11 at 17:45

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