Will Clarke

SSH mistakes I’ve made…and how to avoid them!


If you’re trying to ssh from within a local network:

Check the AllowTcpForwarding rules from the ssh server

I was trying to get port forwarding to work… but it just wasn’t connecting as I’d expect. I noticed that the AllowTcpForwarding rule in /etc/ssh/sshd_config defaulted to no, which was too restrictive for what I wanted.

Check any firewalls

You may be blocking the port you’re trying to access.


ssh unix