setting up ssh

Peter G. pgueckel at
Fri Aug 26 18:40:41 UTC 2011

Michael Cronenworth wrote:

> netstat lists network port information. It does not know about or list
> firewall configuration information.
> iptables is the command-line tool to view, add, delete, or change
> firewall rules.
> # iptables -L    # lists default table rules
> # iptables -L | grep ssh
> ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW
> tcp dpt:ssh

See! Google is unreliable for giving the right answers.

Thanks. I tried the command and it returned no output. That means the firewall 
is not open on any port, I presume.

Why would that be? I unchecked and rechecked ssh as a trusted serive and then 
applied the changes numerous times already. And it the firewall setup program 
doesn't work, how am I supposed to open the port?

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