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Hey all,
Recently I've been attempting to set-up my computer for remote access. It is an Ubuntu 7.10 machine running Firestarter (I have a few side questions about Firestarter, too, but I'll ask them in another post on this thread soon).

I started off simply, I went to my router's ip (192.168.1.1) and changed the rules for my computer to allow RDP, VNC, FTP, and SSH connection types. I assume by "Adding" the rules, I was allowing connections of this type. I enabled RDP on Ubuntu and went to another computer in my house to try it out. It didn't connect. I changed my firewall to allow my other home IP to connect and tried again. But the RDP didn't connect again. I've been unable to connect with RDP to my Windows comp, or from my Windows comp to my Ubuntu comp so far. Neither with a computer outside my network, for instance my school.

My next step in the configuring process was to install the Daemons/Servers to allow FTP and SSH connections to be established.
Code:
sudo apt-get install sshd && sudo apt-get install ftpd
worked well enough, and I configured both of the new daemons. I went to my windows machine and attempted my first ssh. Success! PuTTY connected right to my Ubuntu machine and I was able to screw around for a bit. I went to a friends and attempted to connect using my external IP, but only received connection refused errors, or network unreachable. FTP from my Windows comp to my Ubuntu comp connected as well.

Point being, internal IP connections work well, besides the RDP. External connections on the other hand, through IP or DynDNS, are not connecting. I'm in school at the moment, but when I get home I will be able to check FireStarter to find out if all my connections were simply blocked. In that case I assume I would have to either allow a single IP which belongs to a school computer and only connect through it, or disable my firewall when I feel it would be necessary for me to connect to my machine remotely (every other day in school), which is obviously a security threat.

I'm really new at these remote connections, so I may just be missing some simple things. How come I can't connect to my machine remotely? Everything should be configured correctly, and the servers set up. Any ideas?

EDIT

I had a strange success but a moment ago, connecting to my computer through telnet. I typed
Code:
Microsoft Telnet> o XXXXXXXX
Connecting To XXXXXXXX
BusyBox on (none) login: admin
Password:


BusyBox v0.61.pre (2007.03.09-22:59+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

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I could navigate a small amount, do a few things. I was absolutely astounded telnet worked. It wasn't even my login name and password, just Admin/Password.
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