Problems connecting Win7 to Ubuntu server using PuTTY

Lzee
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Problems connecting Win7 to Ubuntu server using PuTTY

Postby Lzee » January 6th, 2015, 8:10 pm

Hi guys,
So i'm trying to make a server. I've been follow the HTKH How to install an Ubuntu server guide and have got to the part about connecting your to computers using puTTy but it comes up with an error saying that the connection has been refused. Any ideas why?

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Re: Problems connecting Win7 to Ubuntu server using PuTTY

Postby Ian » January 6th, 2015, 9:37 pm

Hi there,

Have you installed openssh on the server?

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sudo apt-get install openssh-server


Next try and ping the server using the IP address and if you get a response use that in the "Host Name (or IP Address)" field on your Putty configuration screen instead of the hostname.

Lastly, if you have a firewall on your win 7 machine (eg. McAfee or Norton) try disabling it and seeing if it helps.

Ian.


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