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Date:      Sat, 07 Jul 2007 11:59:28 -0500
From:      Tim Daneliuk <>
To:        Jonathan Chen <>,
Subject:   Re: An ssh Question
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Jonathan Chen wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 02:52:21AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> I have a machine that is my firewall/gateway to a private network NATing
>> non-routable addresses. I can ssh at-will from hosts on the private
>> network to machines out on the net, but when I try to ssh from the
>> firewall machine to a particular address, it just hangs and eventually
>> times out. Verbose output is:
>>   OpenSSH_4.5p1 FreeBSD-20061110, OpenSSL 0.9.7e-p1 25 Oct 2004
>>   debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
>>   debug2: ssh_connect: needpriv 0
>>   debug1: Connecting to [x.x.x.x] port 22.
>> What is really baffling is that if I try the exact same thing from, say,
>> a cygwin session on a host on the private network - this works fine.
>> So ... it's not a firewall problem as near as I can tell.
> It sure sounds like a firewall problem to me. Why do you think
> otherwise?

Because machines *behind* the firewall can get out to the machine
in question, but the firewall machine itself cannot...

Tim Daneliuk
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