newbie question - ssh tunnels, putty and sooo much more
This question may well belong in the newbie section, but this category seemed better suited.
I am almost completely new to linux I have no experience of working in code, but am trying to teach myself using Google and related forums and have to say I am loving it so far!
Although I am now pulling my hair out trying to create a file server on Mint.
I have installed the latest version of Mint on to an old optiplex box that I want to use as a remotely accessible server purely as a dumping ground for all my photographs.
I have downloaded Apache2, a SSH client amongst loads of other packages that I have downloaded from articles found on google.
The optiplex box is hard wired to the router.
I am using putty on a windows laptop, and trying to connect directly to the optiplex box, but I cant establish a connection. In fact I dont even get the password box to appear, all I get is connection timed out error.
The Optiplex box running linux is able to connect to the net...
please can somebody help!! what am I doing wrong!!??
keep the replies simple please ;)