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Server no workie

#1

I have a headless 18.04.02 server. Things that worked before but don’t now are;

  1. ssh - had pub/priv key setup for old desktop can’t undo to new machine
  2. smb shares - no visibility on network (windorks or linux)
  3. qbittorrent-nox - no login at 8080

Whole thing went sideways at once a month+ ago. I have only tried to revive ssh at this time but with no luck.

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#2

Check syslogs?

Check disk to make sure there’s no corruption?

Verify package integrity?

You’re not really giving much to go off of.

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#3

I don’t know what happened and don’t know how to articulated it any better? Whenever i try to connect through ssh it just times out.

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#4

Based on what you’re saying, its time to stick a head on it and see whats on there. If you know the IP is right then theres not much else to do.

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#5

Have you tried turning it off and then back on?

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#6

Several

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#7

have you tried to nmap it to make sure its actually booting and the ports are available?

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#8

I know it’s booting because its on the otherside of the room. I will check the ports, but I don’t tinker with them. I assumed those were unchanged.

The only thing i do to the server is update/upgrade

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#9

how do you know its booting if you have no monitor and its not responding to any services?

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#10

I painfully swap with my desktop tower & it pops up on the router ok with an IP

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#11

so you hooked up a monitor to it and verified it boots, did you verify the services you want are running?

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#12

yup ssh & smbd

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#13

If you don’t want to stick a graphics card in it, your motherboard almost surely has a serial port and ubuntu has an agetty process listening on /dev/ttyS0 by default.

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#14

are you using ufw?

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#15

ummmmmm, don’t know

onboard graphix

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#16

What is topping you from plugging a monitor into it then?

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#17

don’t want to put one on it fulltime.

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#18

fulltime? I thought you were trying to troubleshoot ssh access?

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#19

one monitor two machines - nuff said

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#20

nathan-fillion-well-nevermind

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