Incoming SSH Remote login failure

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ptolemytoo, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. ptolemytoo macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2013
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Hello all

    I'm a relative newcomer to Mac but UNIX/Linux veteran.

    I'm running a Mac Mini--late 2011 I think--with 8GB RAM. OS X Lion.

    Some weeks ago, it seemed as if the GUI locked up but it turned out my wireless mouse had run out of juice. Anyway, it occured to me that if I could remotely log in to my Mac via SSH from within my home LAN, I could kill offending applications, or shutdown etc. So I enabled remote login and set it to only allow my login ID to connect via SSH.

    Soon after setting up remote login, I was able to connect using PuTTY from a Windows 7 netbook. It asked if I wanted to save the key etc. All seemed OK, and I just left it. Since then I have never been able to connect again. All attempt end with "Network error. Connection timed out." Normal networking is working fine. I can see and connect to all other machines on the LAN: 1 Linux server, 1 Windows XP desktop and the netbook when it's switched on.

    I have been searching for some answer for the last 24 hours without success. I checked to see if it was listening on port 22. I used Top and ps aux to see if the SSH server was running. Then I read somewhere that the server is launched "Just in time.." Can't find a solution.

    I'm afraid I have not been very methodical in my search for an answer so would have to track down many of the things I have tried again to give precise details.

    Any and all suggestions and advice gratefully accepted.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. ptolemytoo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2013
    Cape Town, South Africa
    No suggestions?

    Really? Over 700 views and not one comment or idea?

    Am I on the wrong forum?


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