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I want to access my PC from anywhere. I'm able to connect to the PC within the same LAN using the local IP. However, outside the local network I see a connection time out error.

How can I configure my OpenSSH server on Host and my router to allow SSH connections from anywhere over the internet?

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Are you using the laptop inside the same network? If not, your modem/router's firewall could be blocking it. –  papukaija Jul 7 '13 at 17:36
Is your PC directly connected to the Internet? If not, did you enable port forwarding on your router? Can you connect within the same LAN, using the local IP? –  soulsource Jul 7 '13 at 17:37
right now I'm inside the same network. but that's why I used noip to access it from anywhere. –  omerjerk Jul 7 '13 at 17:38
I didn't try port forwarding . I'm able to connect to the PC within the LAN using local IP. –  omerjerk Jul 7 '13 at 17:46

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You need your remote Client, your home router, and your Host server to cooperate in creating an SSH connection on the same Port. Use port-forwarding within your router's configuration to forward the correct port (e.g., Port 22) to the local IP address of your Host server.

  • Port-forwarding settings should be present inside "NAT" or "Virtual Network" on the page you use to configure your router :)
  • ifconfig on Host server will show its current local IP. Use nm-connection-editor to generate a Static IP address for this machine if it's not Static already.
  • Host server listens for SSH connection on Port listed in /etc/ssh/sshd_config
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maybe you need to access you router setup some other way, but the part about configuring the forward is most likely spot on. –  mnagel Jul 7 '13 at 19:53

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