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    Not sure where I am going wrong with putty but I can't seem to connect using putty on my laptop to my home computer. One thing I did try was turning off the firewall in suse and I tried entering port 22 in the tcp area and ssh in the IP section...I have a LINKSYS router and the laptop connect easily to it. I did all the changes in yast in suse and not at the command line. A beginner to linux here!

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    I assume you want to connect from your laptop which is running on windows.
    And that you are running the windows putty version.

    What I remember is that if you want to log-in in SSH you cannot do it with root as user.
    You need to use a valid username/password combination.
    But you don't have root rights.
    On the other hand you can use telnet instead of SSH.
    And you have root access.
    Because you are on a local network the use of telnet doesn't harm.
    I assume you are only on your local network.
    Normally if you start (the windows) putty, all ports are already preselected in the good way.
    But you have to start a telnet server on the linux machine.
    Like all network protocols it's always a server client case.

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    Some clarification is required.
    Are you trying to connect to your home PC from outside (e.g. at work) or locally within the same network (LAN)?

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