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Linux SSH not working

Hi all,

I had ssh working, but it seems to have stopped.  I restarted the service and that is running.  DOes someone know how to install another ssh client or maybe what I should check for?

I believe this occured after I installed vsftpd

Thanks
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farzanjCommented:
Which Linux distribution are you using?  Version?

If ssh stopped, it has to do with ssh server not client.  It doesn't have anything to do with vsftpd as well so I am a little confused to as what you are actually trying to do.

If it is a problem of service not starting by itself after rebooting, the solution should be simple enough but is distribution dependent.

Redhat familly command would be
chkconfig sshd on

Ubuntu family
update-rc.d sshd defaults
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Jack_son_Author Commented:
Debian, newest release, I thing its 6.03;  I did reboot and that didnt work either.....

the service is starting but for some reason i cant access the server from ssh any longer.   are there any logs to show where the issue may be?
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farzanjCommented:
I did not tell you to reboot.  I said it appears that sshd doesn't start after reboot.

Issue command to check
netstat -antpu | grep 22

See if there are any sshd daemons listening

Issue command
Ubuntu family
update-rc.d sshd defaults

And reboot again to see if it works after reboot
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Jack_son_Author Commented:
I did run this command and it is not listening on these ports; here is the error when trying to start the service:  sshd/var/run/sshd must be owned by root and nt group or world writable
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Jack_son_Author Commented:
Hi Farzanj-

with the help above I found it was a permission issue.  So this helped me find the issue.  I then applied these commands to fix the permissions:

chown root:root /var/empty/sshd
chmod 711 /var/empty/sshd
/etc/init.d/sshd start
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