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Lion 10.7 ssh-ing from outside

  1. Aug 8, 2011 #1
    Hi all,

    I have never had a server OS before but just got myself a new mac mini server with Lion server installed. The point of this was so I could ssh my machine from work and access my files from wherever I am. Sadly, I seem to be only able to ssh my machine when I am on the same wireless network. How do I ssh my machine from outside this network?

    The thing I tried was turning on Remote Sharing which gave me an IP address to ssh, but this does not work when I am outside the network.

    Thanks for any help and sorry if this appears as a grossly newb question,

  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 17, 2011 #2
    Sounds like you need to do port forwarding on your router to send the traffic directed to port 22 (the default for SSH) to the router, to the same port on the machine running the SSH server.
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