VoIP and SSH
af300wsm at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 14:36:48 PST 2008
On Friday 04 January 2008 14:55:00 Jon Krause wrote:
> Andrew Falanga wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I don't understand this one and I'm hoping someone here might know. My
> > father's router wasn't forwarding connection requests for any port that
> > we'd configured for sshd to listen on. After changing out his linksys
> > router and his Cable MODEM (the company said it was a very old modem),
> > the problem was still present. Oddly enough, if he unplugs his VoIP box
> > from his network, all this problem goes away and connection requests over
> > ssh and port 22 are forwarded fine. With the VoIP box present, it
> > doesn't work.
> > Neither the FreeBSD machine or the VoIP box share IPs, but it doesn't
> > work with the VoIP in the network. Any ideas?
> The "VoIP box" is usually an MTA, many include a router/firewall also.
> It should have an admin interface usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
> The cable company technical support should be able to walk you through
> getting access (or check any documentation that came with the MTA)
> They may or may not have port options (open or forward) that may allow
> ssh to work for you.
> Good Luck,
> > Andy
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Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll see what I can find. Something one
of you mentioned has me curious. That being whether or not there is a DHCP
server running. My father's linksys router doles out IPs from
192.168.1.100 - <something> (I forget now). Once, while trying to get this
working, he logged into his system (from his system) using ssh. What was odd
was that he was able to log into his system by using the IP address of
192.168.100.101, but using ifconfig he'd always tell me that the IP was
192.168.1.100. I'm betting that his VoIP box must be doling out IPs as well
as his Linksys router, or something like that.
Jon, what do you mean when you say, "The 'VoIP box' is usually an MTA?" I'm
used to MTA meaning Message Transfer Agent. Is it the same in this case too?
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