March 10th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Public SSH server? (help please)
Right now I am trying to set up an SSH server at home and what I am doing here as far as the setup is a tad bit unusual, I suppose, and I need some help.
Here is the setup... (all computers here run on XP except the potential server)
I have a computer in the basement IP (192.168.0.102) connected to a router (192.168.0.1).
Upstairs I have two computers (192.168.0.103) and (192.168.0.104) both are connected to a switch that leads to the same router (192.168.0.1).
On the computer with IP address (192.168.0.104) I have a VMWare guest Operating System (Red Hat Linux 9) with the IP address (192.168.0.105).
Now I have on my guest OS a SSH server set-up that I can access anywhere 'within' my home network on port 22. Now what I want to do is make it public so I can access it from anywhere. Trouble is the things I've tried up until this point have all failed.
What I need to know is my public IP, but whenever I go to websites like 'whatsmyip.com' I get the IP of my mail server? I say this because I did a port scan of the IP address and the only port open was POP3. (Perhaps I am mistaken I just thought that was weird).
I am looking into some reading reguarding port forwarding with my router, however the hurdle I still have is obtaining a public IP that I can get to from anywhere.
Any help on this is appreciated, thank you.
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