I have a very odd ssh problem and so far there has been no solution or hint at where I should even start to debug.
If I try and ssh into my netbook I get the error mentioned:
ssh -v 192.168.0.3 OpenSSH_5.8p2, OpenSSL 1.0.0d 8 Feb 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to 192.168.0.3 [192.168.0.3] port 22. debug1: connect to address 192.168.0.3 port 22: Connection refused
BUT - if I connect from the netbook to any other PC via ssh first, then all of a sudden ssh works and I can ssh into the netbook.
It is almost like ssh is "sleeping" and need a function call to get enabled.
Restarting sshd does not work, I need to connect to a machine outside for ssh to function on the netbook. Frustrating to say the least.
Here is the relevant configs, I have tried various methods mentioned on the forums and nothing seems to work:
/etc/ssh/sshd_config - the relevant entries that I have changed and tried without luck:
#Port 22 #AddressFamily any #ListenAddress 127.0.0.1 #ListenAddress :: ChallengeResponseAuthentication no UsePAM yes Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server
# # /etc/hosts.allow # sshd: ALL # End of file
# # /etc/hosts.deny # #ALL: ALL # End of file
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus gpm wicd network avahi-daemon sshd slim laptop-mode @netfs @crond @samba @ntpd @cups)
I'm using a wireless connection with WICD, if that helps any.